Financial Education

Since we opened in 1989, we’ve always championed financial education through encouraging members to save, and borrow responsibly.

As the credit union has expanded, so has our financial education role.

We now work with a variety of organisation to provide tailored sessions, aimed at increasing financial literacy and empowerment. Here’s a look as some of the groups we work with:

Nurseries

It’s never too early to start teaching children about money. At nursery age, children might not grasp where money comes from or understand financial terminology, but they can start to learn basic concepts like spending vs saving and coin recognition.

Primary Schools

We’ve worked with several primary schools throughout Glasgow to provide workshops to their students. Mostly working with Primary 6 and 7s, our ‘Introducing Budgeting’ workshop is a fun way to introduce the concepts of income, expenditure and budgeting. All our primary classes also include an introduction to credit unions – helping to educate the children on their future financial options.

Secondary Schools

Over the years we’ve worked with a number of Glasgow based secondary schools to provide a range of financial education sessions and workshops. For the lower school, we’ve carried out brand recognition excersises, and discussed the prevelance of financial advertising and what to look out for, and upper school sessions include real-life budgetting situations and understanding credit scoring.

Universities

For serveral years we have worked with Glasgow Caledonian University, attending their National Student Money Week to speak to students and staff about the benefits of joining a credit union.

Employer Partners

We work with over 100 employers around the city, providing their staff with access to our savings and loan products via salary deduction. We regularly carry out site visits with our Employer Partners, attending staff training days, apprentice inductions and wellbeing days.

Community Groups

Employability groups, young parent support classes and housing association tenants are just some of the community groups we’ve worked with in the past. From informal talks on the benefits of saving, to more structured presentations covering all aspects of borrowing and debt – we can tailor our sessions to suit the group.

Get in touch

If you would like to speak to someone about how Glasgow Credit Union could help your organisation with financial education, contact our Community Engagement Officer, Gillian Buckley gillian.buckley@glasgowcu.com