Roosterbank is designed to give children a head start with financial education. Here are some other great organisations and websites that offer various tools and resources designed to encourage financial capability:
Financial education resources for children 6 and over.
- Personal Finance Education Group - PFEG is the UK’s leading financial education charity. They provide resources and lesson plans, help and advice to anyone teaching children and young people about money.
- Bank of England: Education - Presents lessons plans and downloads for financial education. The section Pounds & Pence is intended to provide teachers of pupils aged 9–11 with resources that encourage pupils to think about money and prices. There are also resources for pupils 12-15 and 16-18.
- Pocket Money and Moneysense for Schools - RBS financial education programmes; contains information for teachers, parents and students. Pocket money is for kids aged 7 – 11 and Moneysense for Schools is an interactive site to get kids thinking.
- Education Scotland: Financial Education - Presents a variety of resources to assist teachers with financial education, including details of interactive games, CDs, videos and booklets. Some great resources for helping inspire discussions around debt.
- Martin Lewis’ Money Saving Expert - Martin and the MSE team have been campaigning for financial education to be taught in every school. Martin has a blog of his campaign that is well worth following and the site is packed with useful resources.
Financial education resources for young people 11 and over.
- My Bnk - Award winning social enterprise which aims to teach young people about money. The focus is on innovative projects for young people aged 11-25. Free resources are available on the site.
- Black Bullion – Making the world money smarter is the tag line for this financial ed company. Set up by ex private banker Vivi Friedgut, Black Bullion has a no nonsene approach to money management. Vivi has also written a great book called Money Smarter: A Family Guide.
- Credit Action - A national money education charity providing resources, tools and training to help people handle their money well. Great for information on spending and budgeting effectively. Information on the latest campaigns is available, with most focussed on children aged 11 and over, such as DebtCred.
- Make Money Make Sense - Features a set of downloadable teaching resources and lesson plans for secondary school children, covering budgeting, borrowing, banking, bills, debt and ethical consumerism. Ages 11 and over.
- Money Talks - The Money Talks Toolkit is aimed at youth workers and teachers working with young people aged 11-17. This kit includes brand new media resources as well as updated versions of the previous Money Talks material.