Deadline looms for RBS awards

Local charities, organisations and groups are being reminded that the deadline for nominations for the RBS CommunityForce initiative is Sunday, September 4.

As part of the ongoing commitment to support the local communities it serves, RBS launched this new initiative to help support local charities, organisations and groups to raise publicity for their work and attract volunteers.

In the Borders three local projects have the chance to win awards of £6,000 each. Organisations and charities can apply for a CommunityForce award at www.rbs.com/communityforce until next weekend.

An on-line public vote will then decide on which three organisations will each receive the £6,000 award.

Hazel Anderson was recently appointed Local CEO for RBS in the Borders. Her role is to lead the bank in the local area, helping her branches to deliver the bank’s Customer Charter and support the aim of becoming the UK’s most helpful bank.

Hazel said: “RBS has a long and proud history of supporting communities in the Borders. Giving the community the chance to vote for the award winners will ensure these funds go to the organisations local people value the most.

“CommunityForce is part of our ongoing commitment to support the communities where we live and work; not just by donating funds, but also through volunteering time and expertise.”