Darlington Credit Union’s MoneySmart project shortlisted

Darlington Credit Union needs help to secure the future of its MoneySmart project, which aims to teach vulnerable Darlington residents about money management.

Darlington Credit Union needs help to secure the future of its MoneySmart project.

MoneySmart aims to support up to 200 vulnerable people from the area by providing one-to-one money management advice for clients to help them develop the skills they need to become more financially aware and included.

The scheme has reached the second stage of the process to receive funding from the RBS Skills and Opportunities Fund.

To secure the funding, the not-for-profit organisation needs members of the public to vote for the project before voting closes at noon on Friday, April 22nd, 2016.

Tony Brockley (pictured), Darlington Credit Union Chief Executive, said: “Many schools in the area are now recognising the importance of providing financial education from a young age. However, many people still do not have the financial knowledge needed to properly manage their own money.

“We want to support the great work that the schools are doing by providing personal money management support and running workshops to help bridge any knowledge gap and empower more people to become financially-included. However, if we don’t secure the funding necessary to pay for the MoneySmart project then all of that will be in jeopardy.”

He continued: “We need members of the public to log onto the Skills and Opportunities Fund website and vote for Darlington Credit Union. It would be a travesty if we couldn’t run the project to its full potential.

“We are the only Darlington-based organisation to reach this stage, so now we need the whole town to get behind us!”

To cast your vote for Darlington Credit Union’s MoneySmart project, visit the RBS Skills and Opportunities Fund website. Voting ends on Friday, April 22nd, 2016 at 12pm.

Source: Recognition PR

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