Contributed by Natwest
18/09/2018 - Natwest
NatWest Skills & Opportunities Fund have released the results of the not-for-profit organisations in the Midlands and East Anglia who will receive grants of up to £35,000.
Anglia Care Trust (ACT) is one of 10 winning organisations to receive a grant, which will see them launch or continue community projects with the focus on helping to build better lives and stronger communities through financial capability skills training and self-employment opportunities.
Anglia Care Trust help people to keep a roof over their heads, to feel safe and to be heard- by providing housing, support, advice, advocacy and mentoring. Their project, Move to Freedom, will support victims of domestic abuse, who are currently living in a refuge or receiving support from domestic abuse services, to rebuild their lives by helping them learn how to manage money and make financial decisions.
Read more about the winning organisations and how they plan to use their funding, as well as viewing case studies of previous winners, here: skillsandopportunitiesfund.natwest.com/winners.
Since its launch, the NatWest Skills & Opportunities Fund has benefitted more than 68,700 people in England and Wales; including helping to create over 1,200 jobs and over 820 new businesses, as well as supporting people to achieve over 8,940 qualifications.
Janat Hulston, Chair of the Midlands and East Board, explains why working with local communities to support sustainable social and economic development in this way, is a central part of the bank’s community programme:
“At NatWest we help businesses to trade safely and securely in an uncertain world. Starting and sustaining a business can be daunting, so the business-oriented projects that we fund through the Skills & Opportunities Fund focus on building the skills, experience and resilience necessary to succeed in business in the long-term.”
The application window for Round 2 is open until midday Friday 21 September.
To stay up-to-date with news and developments on the NatWest Skills & Opportunities Fund click here or search #skillsandopportunities on Twitter.
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