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Congratulations to the latest cohort of Money Mentors!

Date: 16 Apr 2014

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225 Money Mentors trained in two years.

On 11th April, 106 people from Tower Hamlets came to Toynbee Hall to graduate from the Money Mentors Course and celebrate this achievement with their families and the wider community. This is the third graduation since the programme started two years ago and the Money Mentors scheme has now trained a total of 225 people. All of the Money Mentors completed the Open Colleague Network accredited course and will now go on to share this knowledge with other people in Tower Hamlets.

The lecture room was packed with people, children, cameras, staff and the teachers. They were many moving speeches from the graduates about how the programme has empowered them and those around them.

Sian Williams, Head of Financial Inclusion at Toynbee Hall, addressed the audience:

For me the Money Mentors programme is like a great dose of vitamin. It helps create a financial environment that is healthier for the community. Individuals learn about money and in turn share their knowledge with others to help create a financially inclusive borough. I am so proud of what you’ve achieved, of what you’re about to achieve. Congratulations to everybody”.  

For more information or to find a course near you please e-mail money@toynbeehall.org.uk or call 0207 392 2989.

About FITH

The Money Mentors project is part of the Financially Inclusive Tower Hamlets (FITH) initiative. This grass root project is jointly led by Toynbee Hall, The London Borough of Tower Hamlets and other local organisations such as Limehouse Project, the Bromley by Bow Centre and Quaker Social Action.

Two key aims of FITH is to support people to make their money go further and to be more confident in making financial decisions. We also work towards creating a financially inclusive environment in Tower Hamlets.

It is not simply enough to teach people about money management and financial services, we must also identify and correct policies and practices which have a negative impact on people's financial wellbeing. FITH is built on Toynbee Hall's systemic approach to financial exclusion: to achieve financial inclusion, we must build both a financially inclusive environment and 'skill people up' to navigate that environment. Money Mentors is one of the ways FITH works to put financial confidence at the heart of the community.

Find out more about Toynbee Hall’s Financial Inclusion work.

Money Mentors Graduation April 2014

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