Gwynne supports community to bid for NatWest’s Skills & Opportunities Fund

unknownLocal MP for Denton and Reddish, Andrew Gwynne, has encouraged local residents and community groups to bid for funding offered by NatWest for projects that could benefit local organisations and constituents.

The NatWest Skills and Opportunities Fund is currently open to charities, social enterprises, community groups, state-funded schools and colleges based across the constituency.

First launched in 2015 as part of NatWest’s on-going commitment to making a difference in the community. Over £1 million has been given to good causes and social projects in the first two rounds of funding in 2017 alone.

More broadly, 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.

The deadline for the next round of funding is Friday 24 February; if you know an organisation that could benefit, or have an idea for a local project that would benefit the community then NatWest want to hear your bids.

To find out more, including details on eligibility criteria, visit the Skills and Opportunities Fund website at: http://skillsandopportunitiesfund.natwest.com/apply.html

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