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Terms and Conditions

All successful applicants will be required to;

  • Spend the funding on the project outlined in the application
  • Meet any VAT costs from their award
  • Provide bank account details for payment
  • Reference the Skills & Opportunities Fund on materials related to the funded project; and,
  • Provide feedback and impact information about the success/outcomes of their project's activities

Promotion and publicity

On receipt of your application, the Fund Manager may inform The Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS) that you have applied, and disclose your contact and application details. RBS may contact you to request that your business details are used for promotional purposes. Please note that participation in such promotional activities does not guarantee that you will receive an award.

If you are awarded funding you agree, without additional payment, to:

  • Cooperate with RBS in order to announce your success and the funding awarded;
  • The reasonable use of your details and photographs in RBS advertising, marketing or promotional material, on RBS' websites or otherwise
  • Provide your funding officer with regular updates about (i) how, and how much of, the funding has been spent; (ii) material developments in the project and milestones reached; (iii) business challenges you have faced; and (iv) details of any publicity material produced or publicity received that references your RBS funding; and,
  • Acknowledge RBS' support and use the Skills & Opportunities Fund logo (and any other supplied material, only in the form notified to you by RBS), in any promotional materials you produce for the period of your funding.

Limitations of Liability;

  • RBS gives no guarantee as to the outcome of your application.
  • Except as expressly set out in this Contract, all warranties, undertakings, conditions and terms, express or implied, whether by common law, statute, custom, trade usage, course of dealings or otherwise (including without limitation as to quality, fitness for purpose, performance or suitability for purpose) in respect of RBS or any other subject of this Contract are hereby excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  • Nothing in this Contract shall exclude the liability of RBS to you for loss and damage arising from fraudulent misrepresentation or for death or personal injury resulting from its negligence or that of its employees.
  • RBS shall not be liable to you for any act or omission of the judging panel.
  • RBS shall not be liable to you under or in connection with this grant for any indirect, economic or consequential loss or for any loss of profits, loss of business, loss of contracts, loss of use or loss of reputation.
  • RBS shall not be liable to you under or in connection with this grant for any loss arising out of or from (i) difficulties you experience in submitting your application online or accessing the website; (ii) user errors; (iii) negligent use of the website; (iv) sharing of passwords leading to unauthorised access to applications; (v) your application being lost, delayed or damaged; or (vi) non, late or damaged receipt of any claim for funding, notification or other communication.
  • The limit of RBS' liability to you in respect of all claims arising out of or from any breach by RBS of this Contract or the terms of the Website is limited to the amount you have been awarded. This contract shall be governed by English law and the English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction to deal with any dispute (whether in contract, tort or otherwise) arising out of or in connection with it.
  • The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 shall not apply to this Contract.
  • You shall not assign any of its rights or obligations arising from this Contract without the prior written consent of RBS.
  • This Contract shall constitute the entire agreement between the parties and shall supersede all previous understandings, oral or written, between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof. In the event of conflict between a provision of this Contract and a section of the RBS website, the provisions of this Contract shall prevail.
  • The promoter is Royal Bank of Scotland Group, Registered in Scotland No. 90312. Registered Office: 36 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh EH2 2YB.

If you are unclear about any of these Terms & Conditions, please email sofapply@pne.org or call 0191 6914901 for clarification.