Funding for Financial Literacy Projects (UK)

The MSE Charity is dedicated to supporting UK voluntary groups delivering financial life skills which make a lasting impact on the way people think, behave and manage their money.  Grants of up to £5,000 are likely to be available for projects that aim to make people in ‘Life Changing Transitions’ become more financially capable.  Grants will be offered to build financial capability by assisting groups who support:

  • Bereavement
  • Redundancy
  • Retirement
  • Relationship breakdown
  • Homelessness
  • Offenders
  • Resettlement

Eligible applicants will be registered charities, Community Interest Companies (CICs) and other not for profit companies and Credit Unions.  Preference is given to projects that break new ground in approach, delivery or in audience and are either capable of replication to a wider audience and/or are collaborative i.e. working with other organisations in the field, or geographical area as appropriate.

The programme opens on 2nd September 2018 and closes on the 30th September 2018.

Potential applicants are asked to complete and Eligibility Quiz prior to application.

Previous projects supported include:

Geese, a registered charity operating in Birmingham, presents interactive theatre, drama based groupwork, staff training and consultation for the probation service, prisons, young offender institutions etc.  The MSE grant funded two interactive that explored issues around prison debt and included two follow up workshops for over 60 prisoners.

Positive Action, an independent Scottish charity working to empower refugees to build their lives.  The charity received a grant to deliver 15 four-hour Financial Literacy workshops to 155 individuals in disadvantaged refugee and BME communities living in Glasgow.

 Useful Links:

Application Guidance Notes

http://www.msecharity.com/what-we-fund/grant-themes

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