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Link Financials’ sponsorship of The Money Charity’s school programme helps to reach over 85,000 young people

3rd February 2014

Link Financials’ sponsorship of The Money Charity’s school programme helps to reach over 85,000 young people

The partnership between The Money Charity, the UK’s financial capability charity and Link Financial, Europe’s leading specialist outsourcing firms, celebrates its first anniversary and a very successful year. With Link’s support, the total number of students reached by the charity has risen to over 85,000, through direct delivery of financial education workshops.

Funded by Link Financial and delivered by The Money Charity, the workshops empower thousands of young people to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to be able to make the right financial decisions and manage their money well into adulthood. The demand for this service has been significant since it began in 2010, and with Link’s continuing support the organisation aims to reach 100k 11-19 year olds by the end of 2015.

The charity’s team of dedicated financial capability presenters are fully trained on all they need to know to engage and inspire pupils to stay on top of their money. Working with over 350 secondary schools & colleges across the country, the one-hour Money Workshops are designed to give the recipient a greater understanding of money matters including, the importance of saving to achieve life goals, credit & how to use it sensibly, budgeting, bank accounts, and student finance. Tailored to the individual needs to the group, the content draws on the charity’s extensive experience in financial education.

The three-year partnership, launched in 2013, represents a commitment from Link to help young people stay on top of their money, throughout their lives.

Selina Burdell, COO of Link Financial Group said:

“At Link Financial we witness first-hand the effects on individuals who are unable to manage their finances and the great stress it places them under. The Money Charity’s long term commitment to educate and inspire a young generation to take control of their finances is vital in preventing any issues later in life. We are pleased that with our support, thousands more students will be given a head start in learning to be financially responsible.”

Michelle Highman, CEO of The Money Charity, said:

“Our partnership with Link Financial has got off to a fantastic start and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the results. Within a year, their funding has already allowed us reach over 2660 pupils, helping us achieve our grand total of 85,000 students since 2010.
With Link’s support we are moving ever closer to our goal of ensuring that every young person in the UK is equipped with the skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours they need to manage their money well. With factors such as high youth unemployment, rising living costs and mounting household debt, it is vital that we empower our young generation to understand and stay on top of their money.”