Our awards

At Young Money we always strive to do our very best and produce high quality and innovative projects, programmes, services and campaigns.


Education Resources Award (2014) - Finalist

Young Money (formerly pfeg) was pleased to be nominated for an Education Resources Award for our campaign to help teachers and young people Get Money Smart. In November 2013, we sent free Get Money Smart posters and Financial Education Planning Frameworks to 31,000 teachers across the country. The awards were organised by the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA).  Get Money Smart was shortlisted for the Innovation Award in a year of a record number of entries from across the country.

Charity Times Award (2013) - Finalist 

Young Money (formerly pfeg) was delighted to be shortlisted for a prestigious Charity Times Award in the ‘Best use of the web’ category, following our redevelopment of pfeg.org in 2012. We want to ensure that our website is the UK hub for all financial education resources, advice, news and policy. The annual accolade is awarded to a UK-registered charity demonstrating “innovative and effective use of the web... taking into account Web 2.0 technologies, accessibility issues, usability and how well the website furthers the organisation’s goals.”

CYFI Country of the Year Award (2013) - Finalist

Young Money (formerly pfeg) was presented with a Child & Youth Finance International (CYFI) Country Award as a regional finalist at the organisation’s international summit in Istanbul, in recognition of “outstanding efforts” in promoting financial education for young people. The award recognises the successful campaign to embed financial education in the national curriculum for English schools.

British Youth Council Youth on Board Award (2012) - Winner

The campaigning toolkit Our Money, Our Future, developed by Young Money (formerly pfeg) and the National Children’s Bureau (NCB) won the ‘Inspiring Project Award’ at the British Youth Council’s Youth on Board awards in Parliament. The Youth on Board awards are judged exclusively by a panel of elected young people, with the Inspiring Project category recognising efforts made by projects to “engage young people and give them a voice”.

Charity Times Award (2012) - Winner 

One of the top awards for the third sector, Young Money (formerly pfeg) was thrilled to win a Charity Times Award for our partnership with HSBC for the five-year What Money Means project. The groundbreaking project that worked with 648 teachers and 34 local authority teams over five years to embed financial education in primary schools saw off strong competition from seven other finalists to win ‘Corporate National Partnership of the Year with a Financial Institution’.

Charity Awards (2010) - Winner

Despite serious competition at the Charity Awards 2010, Young Money (formerly pfeg) beat three other finalists to win the ‘Education and Training’ category. The award recognises the free support, resources and expert consultancy pfeg offers to teachers, school leadership teams and local authorities to ensure that children from 4-19 are educated in money matters, and for its work with government, opinion formers and key bodies to influence education policy.  
Daniel Phelan, organiser of the Charity Awards 2010 commented:

“What the winning charities all have in common is their ability to turn innovation, passion and vision into an effective project or organisation demonstrating considerable impact.  It’s vital that we acknowledge these achievements, which is why I’m delighted pfeg has won the Education and training award.  It is a fantastic organisation and the award is thoroughly deserved.”

Third Sector Awards (2010) - Finalist 

Young Money (formerly pfeg)  was named a finalist in the ‘Corporate Partnership of the Year’ category at the Third Sector Awards 2010 for providing a great benefit to children aged 4 to 11 in England via the What Money Means programme with HSBC. The financial capability education programme worked to integrate money matters into the primary classroom by training teachers and working with local authorities for a sustainable impact on children’s skills, knowledge and confidence.