Bloomsbury Babies and The Calthorpe Project scoop £10,000 RBS award

Bloomsbury Babies and The Calthorpe Project scoop £10,000 RBS award
August 6, 2013 admin

We’re delighted to announce that, together with the Calthorpe Project, Bloomsbury Babies has been awarded a £10,000 grant from The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) to support local women in to enterprise with our innovative parent-cubator programme.

175 organisations submitted applications for funding to run programmes and 8 winners have been announced across the UK. The grants were submitted online and winners were chosen by a judging panel which included a public vote, which more than 5,200 people took part in.

RBS Inspiring Women in Enterprise has been designed to encourage more women to explore enterprise, build their skills, start up and succeed in business. RBS is making £500k of grants available every year for the next three years. The grants will go to organisations who support female entrepreneurs through dedicated enterprise programmes.

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

The parent-cubator is a collaboration between Bloomsbury Babies and the Calthorpe Project, for mums who are developing (or interested in developing) their own enterprise, business or project. The aim is to support them to build skills and knowledge, and to make real progress in achieving their business goals.

Participants in the programme attend 12 fortnightly networking events and have access to a member only on-line forum.  The course uses an action learning approach, drawing on the skills and resources of the group members to support one another.  Sessions are fun, informal and welcoming, and there is a free crèche for babies and children provided on site.

The next course will start in October 2013.  If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Ann at bloomsburybabies@gmail.com or 07968 912298

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