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CAP first started delivering financial education back in 2008, through a face-to-face, three-session course delivered through local churches. Since then, we’ve helped thousands of people to budget better, spend more wisely and save successfully, arming themselves against problem debt and poverty.
A lot has changed since 2008, not least in the world of personal finances. Today, life is more expensive than many of us have ever experienced before. The way people manage their money has changed too.
Fifteen years ago, digital Buy Now Pay Later credit options were virtually unheard of, and cash was still king as contactless payments and phone transactions had yet to become the more popular option.
There are lots of reasons why the financial education we deliver has needed to evolve. We live in a changing world, and it’s a world where feeling confident and equipped to manage your money well is absolutely vital. At CAP, we want to see an end to UK poverty, and financial education is a crucial part of that journey.
And so, after thorough research and redevelopment, we’re releasing an effective, engaging resource to help people manage their money in the current decade and beyond.
Fresh, relevant and personal
Our refreshed money coaching resource is based on nine modules, covering topics like building a budget, understanding credit and making smart spending decisions.
In a society where habits, services and technology are constantly evolving, the new content will be easy to adapt and develop to stay relevant. Coaches can pick and choose which modules to include, meaning the content can be more closely tailored to those involved, the challenges they’re facing and the support they need most.
Accessibility at the heart
Our online toolkit for coaches and delegates has received a significant upgrade from CAP’s dedicated technical development team. It has been designed with ease of use and accessibility in mind, so people can easily create and update their budgets from their phone, and coaches can access new tools to make organising and presenting the course as seamless as possible.
We’ve filmed inspiring video content, which follows mum-of-three Olga as she explores the ins and outs of money management alongside a group of delegates. The videos feature guidance from top experts in the world of money management, including Tynah Matembe, Founder and CEO of Money MatiX, which equips underrepresented communities with financial skills, and Mick McAteer, Chair of anti-poverty charity Z2K.
Delivered through local churches
Face-to-face coaching and peer support has always been a non-negotiable aspect of our financial education service. That’s why the new money coaching resource will still be delivered through local churches across the UK, at the very heart of communities.
Bring money education to your community
If you’re passionate about helping your church and community improve their financial skills, why not consider training to become a coach yourself? You don’t need to be a finance expert as we’ll provide you with all the training, resources and ongoing support you need. All you need to bring is a love for people and a desire to transform lives.
Already a trained coach? We’ll be in touch to arrange training on the new resources so that you can focus on bringing transformative financial education to your community.
Together, let’s empower people across the UK to better understand and control their money – a vital step in ending poverty for good.