CEMVO Scotland has developed an exciting new pilot programme in partnership with Money Advice Scotland (MAS), funded by the Scottish Legal Aid Board. This programme will seek to raise awareness of money advice amongst ethnic minority (EM) communities in Glasgow. It will also seek to extend the reach of money advice related services provided by both the ethnic minority third sector and mainstream advice providers in Glasgow. This innovative project will bring about a new way of working to deliver money advice to some of the most marginalised and excluded communities in Glasgow.

Free Money Advice

Who is it for?

  • Any mainstream advice organisation in Glasgow
  • Any ethnic minority (EM) organisation in Glasgow with the capacity to embed money advice as part of their service provision and already engaged in service delivery from their own premises

What are we looking for?

  • 5 ethnic minority organisations to sign up and commit to support to develop money advice to national standards
  • 5 mainstream advice agencies to sign up and commit to 12 months support including 5 days training and consultancy support to develop a better understanding of ethnic minority communities and promote equality in assessing information and advice, to these communities.

What’s in it for us?

This programme is about developing a more structured and accessible approach to the delivery of money advice to ethnic minority people in Glasgow.

Ethnic Minority Organisations will receive:

  • Money advisor to run half day/full day surgeries in money advice
  • Installation of ADVISERNET software in your organisation (1 year Licence)
  • Opportunity to shadow money advisor in giving advice
  • 1 days free training: Introduction to Money Advice provided by MAS
  • Support to develop money advice as a competency
  • Real potential to develop money advice as a service and access funding to develop it further
  • Opportunity to build partnership working and links with the ethnic minority third sector

Mainstream Advice Agencies will receive:

  • Access to 5 days free one to one training/consultancy support in race equality, community cohesion and participation
  • Opportunity to build partnership working and links with the ethnic minority third sector
  • Develop an enhanced understanding of barriers to access and develop practical solutions to improving access
  • Increase your reach to new clients