What Do We Do?
We bring fun, engaging and interactive Money Workshops for free to schools across the country. We’ve already reached over 190,000 young people in this way!
We are proud to offer schools a range of workshops for KS3, KS4 and Post 16 students.
We pride ourselves on providing high-quality support to schools by ensuring our financial education workshops fit into school timetables and requirements. We offer flexible and tailored workshops, with a choice of topics and session lengths. If our standard workshops don’t meet your school’s requirements, we are happy to create a bespoke workshop tailored just for you.
Our workshops are mapped to the English, Northern Irish and Welsh Curricula. We typically deliver as a part of designated lesson times, such as Citizenship, Maths or PSHE.
Our financial education workshop content focuses on the 5 key areas that we believe provide the bedrock of sound money management. This includes:
- What are your goals and how will you use money to reach them?
- Budgeting – how to draw up a spending plan, needs vs wants, and prioritising your spending
- Why it is important to save
- How and where to save, and shopping for a savings account, including an ISA
- Understanding that not staying on top of your money has consequences
- Knowing what credit is and how to use it wisely
- Banking, insurance, mortgages and pensions
- Student Finance
- Tax and NI
- How to be a savvy consumer and the cost of independent living
- The economy and how it impacts me
Our Money Workshops have been proven to have an impact on the lives of young people, helping them to make more positive decisions about their futures.
“Teaching staff thought the presentations were excellent. In particular, a couple of students have been discussing budgeting and other related financial issues since, with a particular view to continuing in education and going on to university, as opposed to dropping out after their current course ends” – Welfare Adviser
“The girls really enjoyed the sessions. Starting with the Year 13 girls thinking of heading off to university, money management should be top of their list, they felt the workshop was very relevant and very helpful. The Year 8, 9 and 10 girls also got a lot out of it, we even put a question on their exam to do with saving and prioritising. We have found that the girls often put more store by outside speakers than with their regular teachers.” - Teacher
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How can we get involved?
We partner with all sorts of organisations who help us deliver our money workshops. We are very grateful to them all and are always looking for new partners to help us reach more young people.
There are two main ways you can help:
- You can provide us with funding to support our main model of delivery, which is through paid expert presenters situated around the country. We recruit, train and manage the presenters who then promote and deliver the sessions in their local areas.
- Alternatively, if you are looking to involve your staff (a minimum of 12 employee volunteers), we can roll-out our Volunteer programme in your local area. We will train your staff to go in and deliver the sessions themselves, promote the programme in your area and match your volunteers with local schools.
In both cases, we will also provide the content, materials, evaluation, quality assurance and up-to-date know-how, as well as excellent project and relationship management, to make the initiative a success.
If you would like to know more, please contact Steph, our Head of Young People Programmes, who would be delighted to talk further with you.