Helping People Learn Budgeting and Money Management to Build Their Financial Confidence

Money Skills For All

People experiencing financial distress, particularly those on low incomes, are often reluctant to talk about their problems or seek help. And the complexity of different financial products, and the benefits and allowance systems, often makes the idea of finding a solution seem impossible.

We believe that everyone can benefit from learning some simple, practical skills around budgeting and money management.

Milos Money

TNT works through churches and local community groups to tackle these issues. We partner with the Just Finance Foundation to offer initiatives like Lifesavers and the recent pilot of Milo's Money, helping children learn about budgeting and money management in order for them to build their financial confidence. We also have a new Let's Talk Money course, aimed at young people but also suitable as an introduction to budgeting for those with limited experience.

Just Finance Foundation

The Just Finance Foundation has a vision of a fair financial system and addresses the issues of financial exclusion, distress caused by unmanageable money worries and debt, and the lack of practical knowledge around budgeting, saving and spending.

As part of the Church Urban Fund, Just Finance works in partnership with local expressions of the Together Network to improve access to free debt advice, financial capability training, and appropriate financial services. It is also the pioneer of LifeSavers, a financial education programme for primary school children.

Working Together in Local Partnership

Within Nottinghamshire, Paul Street, Development Worker for LifeSavers, works within the team at Transforming Notts Together.

Paul joined Lifesavers in March 2020 and works for them three days a week. His background is firmly in primary education where he has worked as a teacher, county mathematics adviser and headteacher for the last thirty years. Lifesavers is a fantastic platform for helping children and families learn more about managing finances and Paul is really excited to be engaged in working with schools, families and children locally.


From September, Paul will be working with local schools to deliver the excellent LifeSavers course. This equips the next generation with lifeskills and a financial foundation that will help them navigate money well and make a positive difference to the lives of children and their future. If you would like your school to be involved in the next intake of LifeSavers or Milo's Money, please contact Paul.

Let's Talk Money: Young People

Let's Talk Money is a versatile budgeting course aimed at equipping 16-20 year olds with budgeting skills for life. There are different elements to include in the course and, as such, can be tailored for schools, colleges, church youth groups, Muslim young people, and those who have English as a second language. We even have an Urdu version in the making!

“It was very useful especially when job/finance advice is needed soon”- Ashwood Church
“Was a really lovely session and loved the videos!”- Ashwood Church
"Thank you to the Transforming Notts team for coming to our drop in to deliver the [Let’s Talk Money] Course. The course helped our ladies learn more about budgeting and looking after their money. It was great to hear them share their own experiences of dealing with money and sharing ideas how they could save. It was presented well and easy to follow, talking about money and budgeting can be a very scary and daunting experience especially if you don’t have much money coming in but the video, discussion and tools help create a space for an easy and open chat. The ladies all enjoyed the course and felt they had learnt something important to use in their lives".- Clare Buckby, Salvation Army
(Feedback from Let's Talk Money- May 2021)


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