Partners and stakeholders involved in the Moneywise Plus project will meet at The Venue at DeMontfort University on Friday 24th November for their Annual Celebration event.
The purpose of the event is to celebrate the project’s achievements in the first year of delivery and work on challenges for next year. Moneywise Plus is a project funded by the National Lottery (through the Big Lottery Fund) and the European Social Fund. It is managed and delivered by Reaching People, a consortium of third sector organisations in Leicester and Leicestershire. Additional partners are the City and County Council.
The aim of the project is to improve the financial and digital skills of local unwaged participants across Leicester and Leicestershire. So far the project has supported over 325 people with over 150 participants completing the programme and achieving positive progression.
Welcome and introduction to the event will be provided by Gaynor Quilter, Chair of Reaching People, who has over thirty years experience in the housing, employment, learning and support sectors. Attendees will then watch video interviews with participants who will talk about the impact delivery has had on their life and what they have achieved through the project. There will also be interactive workshops, which will provide an opportunity for stakeholders to experience what delivery is like for participants. The event will include a key-note speech from Romail Gulzar, Managing Editor of Pukaar News UK, who will speak about how money and digital skills have influenced his life.
Gaynor Quilter says: ‘I am really pleased to be able to share the early achievements of Moneywise Plus and the huge difference the project is making on the lives of local people. Many of the participants are among people in most need of additional support to use digital devices to apply for work and to manage their finances and improve their lives generally. Moneywise plus in year 1 has already supported over 325 people to move on with financial and digital skills.’
More information about the Moneywise Plus project and how to access its services can be found on the website www.moneywiseplus.co.uk. Support is available for any person who is over 16 years of age, not in work and eligible to reside in the UK.
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