Nottingham based companies Capital One, Eversheds and Ikano Bank are working in partnership to deliver a financial education programme for young people called Cheese Matters.
A 2-hour long workshop session has been developed combining role-play, film and interactive activities set in the context of a person who has been summoned to court on a personal bankruptcy charge.
Sessions are delivered by volunteer workers and activities cover personal budgeting, different forms of credit, contractual terms & conditions and credit rating reports. The top-line message is the importance of being sensible with your personal finances and responsible when borrowing money.
Cheese Matters is project-managed by national charity Business in the Community. It originates in Nottingham where it is now firmly embedded and it is starting to spread further afield with delivery now happening in Leeds and plans afoot for Cardiff, Manchester, Newcastle and London.