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21 Jan 2013

untitledAn organisation that supports youth enterprise in Armagh has been awarded a £16,092 grant from The Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS) as part of RBS Inspiring Enterprise.

CAIRDE (Communities in Armagh Investing in Regeneration, Diversity and Enterprise) will use the grant for the SEAS (Social Economy Assistance and Support) Youth Project .

The SEAS project will increase the capacity of the local community in Armagh City to generate revenue and employment using their own unique set of skills and experience. It seeks to enhance the potential of the social economy to be an agent of economic, community and cultural regeneration.

RBS Inspiring Youth Enterprise has been designed to encourage more young people to explore enterprise, build their skills, start up and succeed in business. The Group is making £500k of grants available every year for the next three years. The grants will go to organisations who support young people (13-30 year olds) through dedicated enterprise programmes.

These activities may include enterprise education, skills development, networking or funding on a not for profit basis.

Over 250 organisations submitted applications for funding to run programmes and 18 winners have been announced across the UK. Applications were submitted online and winners were chosen by a judging panel which included an online public vote.

Thom Kenrick from RBS Group said: “We want to get more young people interested in enterprise. The aim of Inspiring Youth Enterprise is to help 100,000 young people to explore enterprise, develop their enterprising skills and start up in business, whatever their background, by the end of 2015.

“ We are delighted that these organisations have been successful and received a grant to undertake a programme to inspire youth enterprise in their community, and help us achieving this goal.”