Regional priorities

To discover the priorities in your area please click a region on the map or use the postcode finder below.

Republic of Ireland

  • We particularly welcome applications for smaller grants (€1,000 up to €10,000) to support smaller-scale projects.
  • We want to fund projects that support financial capability and education, or financial inclusion among disadvantaged groups.
  • We are also keen to support projects that encourage people to start their own business, as well as projects that promote inclusive economic growth and improve social mobility.
  • We’re particularly interested in initiatives that provide an opportunity for our staff to be involved through volunteering and sharing their varied skills.

Eddie Cullen, Ulster Bank, Republic of Ireland Board Chair

Scotland

  • We’re committed to funding a diverse geographical spread of projects throughout Scotland.
  • We’d like to see projects that develop enterprise and financial capability, while also demonstrating a measurable, social impact in our most disadvantaged communities.

Malcolm Buchanan, Royal Bank of Scotland, Scotland Board Chairman

North

  • We want to fund projects that help people investigate self-employment and start their own business.
  • We also want to fund projects that improve the financial education of disadvantaged people to help them manage their personal finances more effectively.
  • We are keen to see applications submitted from across our region, but would also encourage organisations from outside the larger metropolitan areas to apply.

Richard Topliss, NatWest, North Board Chairman

London

  • We’re committed to making a difference to the communities that need it most.
  • We’d like to see projects that can deliver measurable, positive social impacts.
  • We want to fund projects that help disadvantaged people in London to succeed with programmes that improve financial capability and provide skills that support London’s growing enterprise and entrepreneurship community. 
  • We are particularly interested in projects that leave a lasting legacy and provide volunteering opportunities for our teams.

Phil Northey, NatWest, London Board Chairmann

Midlands and East

  • We’re looking to encourage projects to help build a long-lasting legacy and make a real difference in our disadvantaged communities.
  • We’d like to fund projects that can deliver measurable positive social impacts which help entrepreneurs to start their own businesses.
  • We’d also like to support projects that improve the financial education of disadvantaged people, helping them to manage their personal finances more effectively.

Janat Hulston, NatWest, Midlands and East Board Chairman

South West and Wales

  • We want to support projects that will help people investigate self-employment and start their own business.
  • We would also like to support organisations that help to improve the financial education of disadvantaged people to help them manage their personal finances more effectively.
  • While not essential, we would also like to hear from organisations that have volunteering opportunities for our staff.

Oliver Watts, NatWest, South West and Wales Board Chairman

South East

  • We want to fund projects that deliver measurable social impact and make a real difference in our disadvantaged communities.
  • We will consider any project in the South East that supports either of our priorities of developing enterprise and financial capability in the region.
  • We aim to spread the winners' pool of funds across a broad range of successful organisations, while maintaining key funder status if appropriate.

Tim Boag, NatWest, South East Board Chair

Northern Ireland

  • We particularly welcome applications for smaller grants (£1,000 upwards) to support smaller-scale projects and rural groups.
  • We want to fund projects that support financial capability and financial inclusion and/or enterprise and entrepreneurship.
  • We’re interested in projects that focus on driving inclusive economic growth and improving social mobility in local communities where there is a measurable economic or social impact.
  • We’re particularly interested in initiatives that allow our staff to participate in volunteering activities and offer the chance for them to share their business skills.

Richard Donnan, Ulster Bank, Northern Ireland Board Chair

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