Almost 7350 young participants to date

Since 2012 we have successfully delivered Cheese Matters to almost 7350 students ranging from Year 9 to 12.

"Cheese Matters is fun and engaging – a real benefit to our schools...

It’s amazing that we can teach our students the importance of financial topics like budgeting, saving and responsible borrowing. The business volunteers deliver these interactive sessions to year 9 students providing an opportunity to find out about local career opportunities in the financial and legal sectors in addition to learning important life skills”
Sian, Greenwood Academies Trust

“I’ve spent my entire life working with financial products...

Delivering these workshops in schools across Nottingham serves as a powerful reminder that at the end of every transaction is a person for whom financial literacy may be a challenge. This helps me create better financial services and helps young people become better consumers of those services.”
Simon, Ikano Bank

Education For
Young People

Cheese Matters is a partnership between Business in the Community (BITC), Capital One, Eversheds Sutherland LLP and Ikano Bank to deliver an award-winning financial education programme for young people.

A two-hour long, classroom based workshop session combines role-play, film and interactive activities based on the story of Jonny Caerphilly, a young adult who has been summoned to court on a personal bankruptcy charge.

The top-line message is the importance of being sensible with your personal finances and responsible when borrowing money. Students will learn how Cheese really does matter.