Today, we want to share with you our 2016 annual report – the story of The Money Charity’s work last year.
We live in a country that’s notoriously furtive about our personal finances. We just don’t talk enough about money, and that stops far too many of us taking control of one of the most important parts of our lives.
In community halls, classrooms and workplaces, we’re engaging people of all ages in conversations, talking budgeting, savings, emotions, and financial products – all the things you need to get your finances in shape. Thousands more use our resources to steer their way through University and the crucial periods later in adult life.
The Money Charity went from strength to strength in the last year, making strides forward in everything we do, from adult workshops and the resources we offer to the work we do in schools.
And today you’re the first to see our 2016 annual report, telling that story.
Michelle Highman, our Chief Executive says:
“Because of the generous support we’ve got from many of you, it’s been a year of activity and consolidation for The Money Charity.
The great milestone of the year came in November, in Neath Port Talbot College, South Wales. That was the day we reached our 150,000th student since we began to deliver financial education in schools and colleges six years ago. Over this long stretch of now more than 5,000 workshops, we’ve rehearsed our messages and carefully designed our materials to target young people with the training they need for a healthier relationship with money.
Sometimes when you go from classroom to classroom every day, it’s hard to imagine the scale of impact you’re having. But last year alone, we went into schools in Northern Ireland, Wales and England nearly a thousand times, working with 23,360 young people.
We’re still a small charity trying to punch above our weight. We hope that in this report you can see in each area of our work, we’re doing just this. And we can only make such a difference with your help, so if you share our vision, don’t hesitate to get in touch!”
To read on and find out more about our successful 2016, including our work with adults, students and what we do to influence government, please download a copy!