Community Connectors are working with the Open University and Community Action: MK to improve financial capability in Milton Keynes.

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A new project has just begun  that will train community based Connectors, who will help residents in Woughton, the Lakes Estate, Broughton Gate and Brooklands better understand their finances and provide tips to help them make better choices that will have positive impacts on their financial wellbeing.

This project is based on a report about financial capability in the UK undertaken by the Money Advice Service in 2013.

Read the report here: MAS financial-capability-of-the-uk 2013 (1)

“We are all vulnerable to events around us, from a global financial crisis to a personal health issue, events that can be completely unpredictable, opening or closing a huge range of doors. To be capable of dealing with those events effectively we need the right skills and knowledge, appropriate attitudes and motivations, and opportunities to act”

Caroline Rookes, Money Advice Service, Chief Executive

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What’s involved?

  • Free training from the Open University on basic finance skills and budgeting, with access to free resources
  • Free tablet device to each Community Connector that completes the project
  • Support and training from Community Action: MK on community engagement
  • The project will run from July 2017 – April 2018, with individual Connectors volunteering at times that suit them


Take a look at the free course by the Open University, Managing My Money, to learn more about improving your own financial capability.

Gain the skills to manage your personal finances: managing budgets, debts, investments, property purchase, pensions and insurance.

Read the Financial Services Authority report, Financial Capability in the UK: Establishing a Baseline

Applications to be a Community Connector have now closed but if you would like to be involved or find out more information please e-mail us on or call Julie, Anna or Jessica on 01908 661623

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