Financial capability forum

About the Forum

This long-standing partnership forum covers Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Huntingdonshire.

Originally funded through the East of England Development Agency and European Social Fund, the Forum was set up to enable financial capability training and job search assistance for unemployed adults and frontline workers. Citizens Advice led a consortium of partners across the East of England.

The Forum is chaired and hosted by CHS group.

Recent meeting papers and information sharing "between meetings" are listed here...


February 2017


October 2016


July 2016


June 2016

  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP) slides

April 2016


January 2016


September 2015


April 2015


January 2015


October 2014


June 2014


June 2014


In its early days...

In its first two years the project aimed to:

  • provide training for 800 unemployed and economically inactive adults
  • provide training for 400 frontline workers
  • enable 120 job search or further learning opportunities through delivery partners
  • enable 100 additional job search referrals.
  • develop a peer support network for trainers, providing professional development and linking learners to advice and community lending.
  • establish a network of six county financial capability forums across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, working to embed financial capability.

Some project highlights include

  • Save Xmas
  • Now Let’s Talk Money
  • Financial Capability for South Cambridgeshire
  • Energy Best Deal
  • Money Mentors
  • the EEDA Project 2009 to 2011.

Please contact sue.beecroft@cambridge.gov.uk if you have any contributions to make to this page. Thank you.