Children learn financial Foundations

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  • June 9, 2014

The Community Foundation for Calderdale awarded a grant of £2,500 towards the cost of running the popular Money Matters workshops to Eureka The National Children’s Museum.

The Community Foundation has been at the heart of Calderdales third sector for over 23 years awarding over £1m last year to over 500 voluntary groups and charities, working in Calderdale.

Liz Smallman, Visitor Experience Director at Eureka! The National Children’s Museum said “We were very grateful for the grant from the EurekaCommunity Foundation for Calderdale as it completed the funding needed to run our Money Matters project. This enabled us to offer free numeracy and financial literacy workshops for primary aged children in Calderdale, giving them a unique learning experience inspired by our child sized replica high street bank.

Teaching children basic financial skills from an early age can help them become financially responsible in later life and as it was free this enabled schools from disadvantaged areas to get involved.  When we present children with fun learning situations which encourage them to practice and understand the processes of money, we are also helping them build immunity to potentially difficult situations in the future. So, teaching children the basics of money and the benefits of saving for example can have enormous benefits down the road”.

Steve Duncan CEO of the Foundation commented “Eureka does some amazing work with children from across the UK but it is the work they do with children in Calderdale that we have supported many times. We have supported this workshop, the sibling support project and with funding for two apprentices, because we believe in what they are doing for Calderdale”

He continued ”if you would like to keep up to date with what project we are funding or would like to get involved please ‘Like’ us on face book by searching Community Foundation Calderdale or follow us on Twitter @CalderdaleFound”

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