Advice is available about how to set a budget, cut bills and pay off debts. Tools are also available online to help you budget, prioritise your debts and set savings goals.
The Beginners Guide to Managing Money is a resource from the Money Advice Service.
The Citizens Advice website also has information about budgeting and a financial health check.
Multiply is a new government-funded programme to help adults improve their numeracy skills. If you are aged 19 and over and don’t have a Maths GCSE at grade C (or equivalent), you can access a variety of different FREE courses in your area. Fill out the Expression of Interest form or contact the team at Multiply@lincolnshire.gov.uk and we will be delighted to help you on your exciting numeracy journey!
For other adult skills and family learning opportunities, go to Lincolnshire – 2aspire.
Notts & Lincs Credit Union
The Lincolnshire & Nottingham Credit Union merged with the Nottingham Credit Union on 31st July 2020. Anyone living or working in Lincolnshire or Nottinghamshire, or working for one of our agreed Payroll Partners can become a member. It is free to join and there are no annual membership fees.
A Credit Union loan saves money, eases the strain on the budget and results in more money being spent in local communities. Nottingham and Lincolnshire Credit Union want to help people break this cycle by encouraging savings and by offering affordable loans when needed.
The Credit Union is not just here to help people with poor credit, we have a range of loans products to suit most pockets and credit profiles. Loans are available from £100 to £15,000 – repayable over 3 months to 5 years. Loans are priced and assessed so that they can offer most residents at an interest rate that is competitive or cheaper than they will be offered elsewhere.
Turn2us is a national charity providing practical help to people who are struggling financially.
Anyone can be a missed pay-cheque, illness or bereavement away from a real financial crisis, which is why we can help you find the support you need to get back on track.
Support is also available through their helpline.
Money Matters Course
Take control of your finances with Abbey Access Training. A free 8 week course, every Wednesday at Abbey Access training centre.
Create a personalised budget, meet money specialists and gain confidence to create your own financial goals as well as learning lots of money management tips along the way.
To book a place, call 01522 801556
The government's MoneyHelper has lots of free information and resources to help you manage your money in uncertain times and how to keep up with essential bills and payments.