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Following on from a highly successful 2013 for RBS Inspiring Enterprise are excited to announce the dates for new funding rounds for 2014.

£1m of grants will be made available to support organisations which help young people and women to start up and succeed in business. £500,000 of funding is set aside for youth enterprise and a further £500,000 available for women in enterprise.

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Got an business idea, need a grant? This could be for you!

There will be two funding rounds across the year for both target groups, with £250,000 of funding available in each round.

• The first 2014 youth funding round opens on Monday 20 January. Visit their website to see the full list of dates for Inspiring Youth Enterprise funding.

• The first 2014 women funding round opens on Monday 7 April. Visit their website to see the full list of dates for Inspiring Women in Enterprise funding.

The grants are available to help build the capacity of organisations that encourage and support young people and women to explore their enterprise potential.

They anticipate that applications will cover a variety of structured programmes in areas such as; business basics, skills and knowledge development, mentoring, peer support and a range of other ideas that will help build and develop the skills to allow more young people and women to start up and succeed in business.

Since the programme launched in 2012, RBS have made £2m of financial support available to 74 not-for-profit organisations across the UK. The projects run by these funded organisations are on track to inspire and enable tens of thousands of people to consider starting up a business.

Visit the RBS Inspiring Enterprise Website for full details of the programme here.