St Andrews Community Network
St. Andrew's Community Network
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St. Andrew's Community Network

Skills and Opportunities Fund Winners - St Andrews Community Network


St. Andrew’s Community Network supports some of the most vulnerable people in North Liverpool through crisis. We provide debt advice, mental health support and volunteering opportunities, and also co-ordinate the North Liverpool Food Bank. We have supported 20,000 people in the last three years and believe in equipping local people to support others in their community.

The project you’ve helped fund is called ‘Beyond crisis through good money management’. Through this project we seek to embed money-management skills into our community by developing: the people behind the North Liverpool Food Bank; our clients through budgeting, saving, cost saving, crisis support and 'Eat Well Spend Less'; our local staff and volunteers through accredited money-management training; and our partners through informal education in existing support groups. If this approach works well, we will help others to do the same.

We will use the funding to make sure that money education is built into all aspects of community life. We will train local people through informal money education to existing groups in our community, including parent and toddler, mental health support, addiction recovery groups and secondary school.  We will support those who want to go further through high quality, accredited, money-management training, up to NVQ level 3. We will support 400 people through this project, with most of the costs relating to course development and specialist trainers.