Funding news

New BIG fund open 'Improving Financial Confidence' - 24 May 2011

Improving Financial Confidence is aimed at helping people become more confident in and more aware of how to take control of their finances. The BIG scheme is open to partnerships led by voluntary organisations, within 69 target areas in England.

The aim of the Improving Financial Confidence programme is to enable social housing residents to become financially capable and feel included as a result of the support and engagement from their social landlords. To meet this aim projects must show how they will bring about all three of the programme outcomes:

  1. social housing residents have greater access to appropriate and affordable financial services and products
  2. social housing residents have increased skills and confidence to use financial products and services and will continue to apply these skills and confidence
  3. social housing providers engage most in need residents to enable them to understand the relevance of financial inclusion and capability services.

Outline Proposal forms must be submitted by midday 16 September 2011.

For more information and to check your eligibility, refer to the governmentfunding scheme page or the BIG website.