Take Charge

Take Charge was a partnership movement uniting organisations already working to give young people (from four to 25 years old) the assets to make them financially capable, enterprising and also employable.

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The project
Duration: 
January 2013 to December 2013
Project brief: 
pfeg's mission is to achieve a society in which all children and young people have the skills, knowledge and confidence to manage their money well, now and in the future. In late 2012 we found ourselves asking is this enough? What’s the bigger picture? We saw an opportunity to start a bigger conversation covering both financial education and enterprise education.
The funding
Funded by: 
Funder brief: 
Take Charge was brought to life thanks to funding from Standard Life – a partnership movement convened to meet a genuine social need.

Take Charge was a partnership movement uniting organisations already working to give young people the assets to make them financially capable, enterprising and also employable. This new initiative which is funded by Standard Life, rolled out in 2013 with pfeg acting as convenor.

Take Charge harnessed the collective strength, experience and knowledge of 25 national and local partners from across the UK to create a map of financial education and enterprise education initiatives. It also looked at the skills, attitudes, knowledge and understanding that current initiatives arm young people with. 

The aim was simple – to empower, engage and enable children and young people to Take Charge of their money, Take Charge of their life and Take Charge of their opportunities.

The Take Charge project has now ended. For more information email info@pfeg.org