Launch event: Launch of the ‘What Works’ financial capability fund

Tuesday 17th May 2016

Launch of the ‘What Works’ financial capability fund

In 2016/17 the Money Advice Service aims to contribute up to £7m to fund and evaluate programmes and pilots across the UK to deepen our understanding of what types of interventions can make a real difference to people’s financial capability. In June we will be holding a series of events to mark the launch of a ‘What Works’ financial capability fund.

1 June, London – FULL

2June, London – register here

3 June, Webinar – FULL

6 June, Webinar – register here

6 June, Belfast – please email Janine Maher for details at

7 June, Wales – register here

9 and 10 June, Scotland - please email Allison Barnes for details at

In allocating this funding, we will be guided by the priorities already identified by the Financial Capability Strategy, across the UK and in each devolved nation. We are interested in the evaluation of existing interventions designed to help people to improve their financial capability, and also in the funding of analysis into existing interventions that could be proved to be scaleable. A third area of priority is the piloting of new, innovative approaches to engage and help people improve their financial capability.

The What Works Programme will also invest in pilot projects to facilitate and enhance the capacity and expertise of the wider financial capability sector – to help ensure there is a firm foundation on which to share insight, evidence and offer consistent and high quality guidance to people’

Places at the events will be limited, but we will run further webinars if the demand is there. The events will go into detail about criteria for applications and next steps and will allow time for a Q&A.

For further information please email Kat Hodgkinson at