We are very excited to announce we have received Big Lottery funding to deliver free, outdoor Numbers Nursery playgroups in Penzance, Redruth and St Austell. The project aims to inspire pre-school children to learn about areas of mathematics in outdoor environments and using natural resources (parks, allotments, woods and beaches). It is essential that all […]
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Our ‘Creative Pathways to Smart Money’ project is now supported by the National Trust, who have kindly offered the beautiful Trengwainton garden as a free venue for our horticulture workshops.
The household benefit cap will be reduced to £20,000 (£23,000 in London). For further information, click here https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/budget-july-2015
Smart Savings are delighted to be awarded a grant of £99,989.5 from Comic Relief to deliver a new project that helps people who are struggling with debt and a ‘mild to moderate’ mental health condition. Please see our Projects page for more information about the ‘Creative Pathways to Smart Money’ project.
We are delighted to announce that Smart Savings has been awarded a grant from the Sport Relief Community Cash Fund. We will offer new retail master classes in Redruth soon. If you are interested in participating on our retail course, it is beneficial to register your interest now, as places will be limited.
For great recipes and weekly meal planners to make your money go further, take a look at the Eat Well Spend Less Meal Planner. The Eat Well Spend Less Meal Planner has been produced by The Health Promotion Service
The BBC reports that as many as 1.9 million working families will get the chance to benefit from a childcare subsidy worth up to £2,000 per child under government plans. The online scheme, affecting children up to the age of 12, will come in from September next year. At the moment, employees of participating companies […]
Pension automatic enrolment started at the beginning of October 2012 with staff who work for the biggest businesses. Firms with fewer than 50 workers will not start enrolling their staff until June 2015 at the earliest. But even the smallest employer – such as a plumber employing a full-time assistant – will eventually be obliged […]
Much tougher regulation of money lending is being promised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The FCA takes over the regulation of consumer credit on 1 April 2014 and will have much stronger powers than the old Office of Fair Trading (OFT). The FCA’s boss, Martin Wheatley, said he would be keen to use its new […]
Financial education is set to be included in the National Curriculum in secondary schools from September 2014. It will be included in the secondary school National Curriculum in both maths and citizenship lessons. There’s a lot parents and grandparents can do to ensure children gain a good understanding of personal finance. Habits set in stone by age 7 Kirsty […]