NYBEP financial programme secures 25k funding from NatWest

NYBEP Ltd has a won a share of NatWest’s £2.5 million Skills and Opportunities Fund.

More than 800 not-for-profit organisations across the UK and Ireland applied for the latest round of the funding before 90 were chosen to enter a public vote.

Our project Successful Financial Futures is aimed at helping young people to acquire the skills and knowledge that prepare then for the workplace and inspire them to plan for and achieve a successful future.

Richard Topliss, chairman of NatWest’s North Regional Board, said: “It was a challenging decision because of the standard of entries we received. But the panel felt that all of the organisations would make a massive impact in their local communities. Our congratulations and best wishes go to NYBEP, and I’d encourage anyone who wasn’t successful this time to try again when applications open for the next round.”

Sue Gradwell, chief executive of NYBEP, said: “We are really pleased to receive this funding from NatWest. NYBEP already works extensively bringing schools and employers together to improve the career and employment prospects of young people.

“Access to this funding from NatWest will allow us to offer additional and complementary programmes that increase the financial awareness and management skills of those young people.

“The investment will enable us to pilot a fast-paced programme, Successful Financial Futures, which consists of three financial modules, and targeted at schools in the more deprived areas of York, North Yorkshire and the East Riding.

“We aim to benefit 2,000 young people from at least ten schools and will engage local businesses, including support from NatWest to directly support students involved in this pilot.”