The aim

At the Royal Bank of Scotland we wanted to help build better communities for everyone. To achieve that aim, we funded projects that enable people in disadvantaged communities to develop, create or access the skills and opportunities they need to build their financial capability skills or to start or develop a new business now or in the future.

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The Fund

Over the past four years we’ve provided nearly £1m of funding across Scotland through our Skills & Opportunities Fund and have helped 47 organisations. The Scottish board (with the help of a public vote) determines the destination of grants of up to £35,000. This is the last year of the fund so make sure to vote for your favourite organisation when the voting opens on 26 October.


Read all about our winners

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Move On

Move On, are a Scottish organisation focused on supporting young people facing significant barriers in life, such as homelessness, being in care, family breakdown and physical or mental health challenges.


Stirling District Citizens Advice Bureau Ltd

Stirling District Citizens Advice Bureau ensures that individuals do not suffer through ignorance of their rights, responsibilities and services available to them or through an inability to express their needs effectively.


Islay & Jura Community Enterprises Limited

Islay & Jura Community Enterprises is a charity providing a wide range of leisure, educational and social activities for the communities of Islay and Jura, with specific support for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged groups. 

The process - There are four steps to applying for a grant:


Applications are submitted online. If you're interested in applying, please click here to find out more.


We'll then review the applications and publish a shortlist of projects being considered.


Those shortlisted projects will be put to a public vote and our regional boards will each select the winners for their region.


The winners will receive the funding they need to support their projects.