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.

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