Project information

The CAP Money Kids Courses for Medway Schools

The CAP Money Kids Courses will be delivered by The Family Trust in schools in Medway, Kent and particularly in those where there is a genuine need. The courses will teach children key money management skills and help them to avoid the sad consequences of debt. Each course will host 30 children.

February 2018 - July 2018

Charity information: The Family Trust

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  • Need


    The CAP Money Kids Courses are needed to ensure that children in deprived areas and schools in Medway have the essential skills and experience to cope with money matters and to avoid the sad consequences of debt. After discussion it was decided that CAP Money Kids courses would be the best of its type to use, as we had heard that they were really successful in other parts of the UK. After contacting CAP they approved us to run the courses for the first time in schools in Medway.


    Our workers/volunteers will deliver the excellent course material in an engaging and effective way. They will be aware of the children that will attend the courses and so will know the most effective way to deliver the content. Both pre/post course feedback from the children will offer feedback on this. The courses will seek to teach key money management skills and build the children’s self-confidence and self-esteem.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To teach children key money management skills so they can implement them into their daily lives


    » Our workers will deliver the excellent course material in an engaging and effective way. Pre and post course surveys will give essential feedback.

    What success will look like

    Tests, questionnaires and pre and post course surveys will enable us to receive essential feedback on the children's level of understanding of the course material

    Aim 2

    To build children’s self-confidence, self-esteem and relate well with others.


    » The will be achieved by a process of constant interaction and encouragement of the children and the use of small and large group exercises

    What success will look like

    This will be seen throughout the courses by both our workers and school staff and from the children's feedback and interaction during the courses and in their survey responses

    Aim 3

    Participation in these courses will encourage taking part in other activities


    » Our other activities that children can get involved with includes; kids clubs, prayer spaces, mentoring, lessons, assemblies and residential camps

    What success will look like

    This will be demonstrated by children actually expressing a desire to participate in our other activities we offer and then taking part in them. This can be monitored.

  • Impact


    We believe that these courses will provide financial education that offers both short and long term benefits for the children’s futures. It is hoped that acquiring money management skills early on will offer the children financial stability and improved education, employment and life skills opportunities.
    We have long and established relationships with the schools and through survey feedback and observing the long term development of the children will help us to monitor the long term impact


    Not getting the finances to run these courses and so we have applied to the Big Give and also to Trusts & Foundations as we want to implement many more money courses. Another risk is not getting schools to host the courses, however, this is overcome by our long established relationships with 170 schools for over 40 years. The final risk is the lack of engagement by the children but again our skilled workers will deliver the content in an effective and engaging way.


    By email and gift acknowledgement letters. In our FT Index quarterly newsletter. In addition, we will have regular posts on our social media streams and website and we will also provide information in our annual Trustees Report.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £4,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,500 Money Courses Course session costs for 15 courses
      £500 Money Courses Volunteers Training and Travel costs
      £2,000 Money Courses Project co-ordinator to oversee and help run courses
  • Background


    The courses will be in schools in Medway, Kent. Schools in Medway are located in deprived areas which include; Chatham Central, Gillingham North, Luton & Wayfield, Twydall, Princes Park, Rochester West & Strood South wards all of which fall within the top 10% nationally on the ‘Income Deprivation Affecting Children Index’ on the 2015 Indices of Deprivation, with other areas in Medway falling within the top 20%.


    900 school children will be directly impacted by our project. In addition, parents, friends and family members and the wider Medway community will also benefit from the children passing on what they have learnt. Following the successful implementation of these courses, further courses will be rolled out in more schools, including Secondary schools and also courses set up for younger people and we can provide financial literature for adults

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have 40 years experience of working with 170 Kent schools and a deep understanding of how best to support them through our various activities. We are best placed to implement the CAP Money Kids courses in the Medway area as we know those schools that will most benefit from them. We have outstanding children’s workers and volunteers who have an excellent track record of delivering course content and activities. CAP approved us to run these courses in Medway schools for the very first time

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Andrew Haines - Chairman

    He has a passion for children's education and will take a keen interest in this project and be updated in trustee meetings where he will offer advice

    Alex Clark - Executive Director

    He will have oversight for the project. His background is in children/youth and has a degree in this area and he will provide advice and leadership

    Mike Haslam - Project Co-Ordinator

    Will oversee all aspects of the day to day project management. He is a former school teacher and has worked in children/youth work for over 33 year

    4 Volunteers

    After training they will run the courses with 2 volunteers per course and they will provide feedback to Mike Haslam and receive his on-going support


Will pay for various course materials and resources

'You can spend too much and have nothing left'

Child on pilot money kids course