Barclays Money Skills programme to work with three charities

first_img Howard Lake | 2 March 2011 | News Barclays is to work with Action for Children, The National Youth Agency and the National Skills Academy for Financial Services, as part of the Barclays Money Skills programme, which aims to provide one million young adults with the knowledge and confidence they need to manage their money effectively.The programme, which launched in 2009, is intended deliver effective financial education to disadvantaged and hard-to-reach people across the UK. The charities have been selected to help deliver support and help explore new ways to inspire young people to experience the programme whether in face to face workshops, peer-to-peer mentoring sessions and online.Deanna Oppenheimer, CEO Barclays UK Retail Bank, said: “By partnering with these charities, we will reach vulnerable people we have not reached before. It is essential that young people are given the best start in life and having good financial capability is vital in enhancing their life chances and preparing them for independent living”.More than 120 Barclays’ staff will work alongside Action for Children project workers at 31 projects across the UK to provide intensive coaching on money management issues.Barclays and the National Skills Academy for Financial Services will provide 150 colleges and 90,000 students with Barclays Money Skills learning Weeks, which include seminars and workshops led in part by Barclays’ volunteers.Barclays will work with a consortium of six charities, led by the National Youth Agency, to deliver Barclays Money Skills Champions, a peer-to-peer mentoring financial capability programme to support disadvantaged young people.www.barclays.com  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: corporate Barclays Money Skills programme to work with three charities About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more