Boost for kids’ money skills programme
A charity that promotes financial education is celebrating a major boost to its programme for shoolchildren.
Prior Communities has announced a major boost to its school’s financial education project after funding was secured with the help of The Robertson Trust and matched by West Lothian Credit Union for a further three years.
This will help promote an understanding of money and budgeting skills in West Lothian schools.
A spokesperson said:“We are very grateful to both The Robertson Trust and West Lothian Credit Union who had stepped in to continue the excellent programme for the next three years after funding from the Scottish Government came to an end.”
Prior Communities is currently working in 14 West Lothian schools and more will be added over the course of the project.
Currently, West Lothian Credit Union have 1300 junior squirrel accounts opened through these programmes helping school children save and get in the habit of saving.
The charity aims to further the advancement of education of the public matters relating to financial management and responsibility, savings and debt control as well as “encouraging increased membership of credit unions by formulating a programme of education, presentations and talks.
For more information visit [email protected] westlothiancreditunion.co.uk, www. westlothiancreditunion.co.uk or call 01506 436666.