Lessons in money will add up for schools
We are delighted to launch our ‘Money Academy’ programme which aims to work with local schools to improve financial awareness.
Helping people to manage their finances is a key area of focus for our community programme ‘Doing Good Together’ which takes inspiration from the Society’s founder Samuel Fox. The Quaker was responsible for setting up the UK’s first adult school to improve financial awareness and literacy in the city’s historical Lace Market area. Since 2011 we have supported a number of projects to help people manage their money through our Grants for Good and volunteering.
Chief Executive David Marlow says “We are very excited to be launching our ‘Money Academy’. We know from local schools that there is a real demand for support in this area and it’s a fantastic complement to the work we already do with Young Enterprise’s Company Programme. I know that our branch teams are excited at the opportunity to help local youngsters.”
The programme comprises four flexible modules covering everything from spending to saving aimed at 8 – 9 year olds.
The scheme was piloted earlier in the year in Ashbourne and Newark where it received excellent feedback from students and teachers. So far this year staff have volunteered almost 600 hours to local community projects including schools.
If you and your school would like to find out more, visit your local branch.