Boost for kids’ money skills pro­gramme

West Lothian Courier - - District News -

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.

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