In June RBS Group called on organisations that support women in enterprise to apply for funding from the second round of its Inspiring Women in Enterprise grant funding.
Some 175 organisations applied and the Inspiring Women in Enterprise judges have assessed all the applications and have shortlisted 19 finalists to battle it out to receive funding of up to £50,000.
The money, once awarded, must be used to support initiatives that will help women on their enterprise journey –through enterprise education, innovative networking events, developing entrepreneurial knowledge, or something completely new and different.
RBS is now inviting you to vote on the shortlist through the RBS Inspiring Enterprise website, where you can find the details of each organisation.
You can vote for one organisation in each of the following categories:
Organisations applying for up to £10,000 fall into the small grant category
Those applying for between £10,001 and £25,000 fall into the medium grant category
Those applying for between £25,001 and £50,000 fall into the large grants category
The public vote opens on 8 July and closes at midday on the 17 July.
The winners of the public vote will be awarded one vote each, which will be added to those of the Inspiring Women in Enterprise Judges to determine the overall winners in each category. These will then be notified and the details will be published on the Inspiring Enterprise website on 5 August.
Inspiring Enterprise is just one way that RBS is helping businesses to develop and grow, and the grant support is an important part of the entrepreneurial journey.
Thom Kenrick, RBS Group Sustainability, said: “Once again we have been overwhelmed by the quality and number of applications we have received.
“Now it’s over to the public to vote for the idea they like best - your vote could enable the shortlisted organisations to deliver the support that women entrepreneurs need to develop and flourish. Make sure you vote today and help them on their journey.”