Money For Life

Money for Life is delivered by Youth Cymru in partnership with UK Youth and The Mix. The project is funded by Lloyds Banking Group to inspire a generation to make the most of their money.

The programme comprises of…

The Money For Life website, where young people can find expert money advice, online training and support forums.

Face-to-face peer education training to provide practical Money Masterclasses to young people across the UK.

An innovative app, Pennies to Pounds, helping young people create a savings goal and reach it with motivational money saving tips and support.

24/7 helpline and 1-2-1 web chat providing support and signposting to young people who may find themselves in a financial crisis.

Over 3 years Money for Life reached over 30,000 young people across the UK through Money Masterclass.

Throughout the Money for Life programme, Youth Cymru partnered with UK Youth, Youth Scotland, Youth Action Northern Ireland with youth organisations to deliver Money Masterclasses across the UK.

 

After 3 year of delivering Money Masterclassess to young people all over Wales, we celebrated the programme with an Event at the Senedd, Cardiff.

Youth Organisations across Wales came together to showcase their work and Community Projects

Below are pictures and video of the celebration.

Here are some facts on youth loneliness:

1. 17% of people in Wales report feeling lonely. (National Survey for Wales 2016-17)

2. More 16-44 year olds in Wales are lonely than older people. (National Survey for Wales)

3. Those aged 65+ are less likely to be lonely than those aged 16-64. (National Survey for Wales 2017-18)

4. 65% of young people believe loneliness is a problem for people their age.

5. Less than one in five (19%) feel youth loneliness is taken seriously as a social issue

6. 81% cite fear of people’s reactions as a barrier to speaking about loneliness.

(Co-op Foundation)

If you would like to get involved find your local ReachOut hub:

Mess Up The Mess Theatre Company 46 College Street, Ammanford, SA18 3AF @MessUpTheMess http://messupthemess.co.uk/

Newtown Youth Club County Council County Hall, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5LG

Vale Youth Forum Glamorgan Voluntary Services, Barry Community Enterprise Centre, Skomer Road, Barry, CF62 9DA @ForumVale

Reality Theatre Robins Lane Studios, Newport, NP20 1EZ @theatre_reality therealitytheatrecompany@gmail.com

Cardiff and Wrexham Youth Cymru Hubs Youth Cymru, Unit D, Upper Boat Business Centre,Treforest, CF37 5BP @youthcymru projects@youthcymru.org.uk