Local MP welcomes NatWest’s Skills and Opportunities Fund

Local MP, Maria Miller has welcomed the NatWest Skills and Opportunities Fund, which is currently open to local charities, social enterprises, community groups, state-funded schools and colleges based in Basingstoke constituency.
 
The Fund was launched in 2015 as part of NatWest’s on-going commitment to making a difference in the communities, and NatWest is set to give away £1m in the first of two rounds of funding in 2017.
 
Maria said “Skills and Opportunities Fund is a great indicative to help local organisation to get extra funding for the much needed work that is being done to support our local communities. I urge all local charities, social enterprises, community groups, state-funded schools and colleges based in Basingstoke to apply for the Skills and Opportunities Fund “
 
Applications will remain open until midday on Friday 24 February.
 
The Fund has already shared £5m in 4 rounds of funding, providing grants of up to £35k to not-for-profit organisations across the UK and Ireland that help people achieve qualifications, find work or start a business. The Fund is expected to reach over 75,000 people by the end of 2017, helping to build better lives and stronger communities.
 
If you know an organisation that could benefit please do encourage them to apply. To find out more, including details on eligibility criteria, visit http://skillsandopportunitiesfund.natwest.com/apply.html
 
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