Helping those in need

20th Anniversary Grants

Success stories

Earlier this year, we offered seven £20,000 grants to organisations across the UK carrying out an innovative new project to help create positive impact for the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people and communities.

We received almost 300 applications but after some very tough decisions, we are delighted to announce the winners. 

The Winners

More information on the winners and how they make a difference


Midlands & East

Provides advice and community services accessible to all including Advice Service, Volunteer Driver Service, Community Connect and Gamble Aware.

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South West

Partners with churches and community organisations to run projects in Dorset to help people in crisis - rough sleepers, lone parents, those struggling with addiction, school leavers and those in immediate food crisis or in debt/financial confusion.

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Goliath Trust

Northern Ireland

Addresses educational underachievement in primary schools in disadvantaged areas of Belfast, most severely impacted by 30 years of the Troubles, through school attendance schemes and a digital learning hub.

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Our Time

London & South East

Provides the right support at the right time to all families who are affected by parental mental illness to break the cycle of mental illness in families.

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Sunderland Home Grown


Provides training, therapy, volunteering and employment opportunities to adults with physical and learning difficulties, based around horticultural activities.

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Upward Mobility


Provides support and learning opportunities to young people and adults with learning disabilities and autism through tailored support services, creative workshops, educational activities and vocational programmes.

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Wild Elements


Connects communities and marginalised groups in deprived areas in North Wales to nature through hands-on activities, training, work placements and volunteering opportunities.

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A message from the CEO and Chair

Megan Peat, CEO of Social & Community Capital said “the quality of the applications was amazing; there were so many projects that we could have supported but I am looking forward to working with all the worthy winners to support their projects over the next 18 months”. 

Thom Kenrick, Former Chair of Social & Community Capital adds “I’ve been so impressed with the tenacity and adaptability of these social enterprises, how they’ve pivoted to adapt to the new environment we find ourselves in, whilst still remaining true to their mission”.

Other opportunities

We have a number of programmes to support social enterprises and if you would like to be added to our mailing list for future opportunities, please let us know on rbss&cc@rbs.co.uk.

Opportunities with S&CC and NatWest

(Please note that Royal Bank is part of NatWest Group)

  • NatWest WISE100: a platform connecting women in the space, enabling them to learn from and inspire each other, discover collaboration opportunities and ultimately increase their social impact, in conjunction with social enterprise magazine Pioneers Post  
  • NatWest SE100: The SE100 Index and Social Business Awards is run by NatWest and Pioneers Post every year to name, celebrate and learn from the UK's 100 most impressive social enterprises.
  • Entrepreneur Accelerator: a six-month fully-funded programme for entrepreneurs with high growth businesses who are looking to scale up.