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Improving financial capability: learning from the What Works Fund

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The British Library (Knowledge Centre)

96 Euston Road

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NW1 2DB

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In 2016 the Money Advice Service launched the What Works Fund: specifically designed to build, gather and strengthen evidence of what works to improve financial capability in the UK.

In the past two years this innovative programme has given £11.3m grants directly to 65 projects, so that they can test and pilot potential new financial capability solutions, scale up interventions and evaluate existing projects across the country.

We are now ready to report on the findings from the programme, and discuss what they mean for improving the financial capability for people across the UK in the future.

The findings will be launched on Tuesday 23 October 2018 at the British Library Knowledge Centre: a world-class centre of learning situated between King’s Cross St Pancras Station and Euston Station in London.

At the event we will be looking in more detail at the results of the projects, deep diving into some of the emerging themes and exploring the implications for our understanding about what works to improve people’s financial capability.


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10.00 - Doors open

10.35 - Welcome - Charles Counsell, CEO, Money Advice Service

10.50 - Why What Works? - Dr. David Halpern, the Government’s National What Works Adviser

11.05 - Evidence of impact - Heather Smith, Information and Projects Manager, Age Scotland; Damon Gibbons, Director, Centre for Responsible Credit; Robyn Vernon-Harcourt, Project Manager, Young Money and Professor Tina Harrison, Assistant Principal, Academic Standards & Quality Assurance and Chair in Financial Services Marketing and Consumption

11.50 - Coffee break

12.20 - Findings from the What Works Fund - Kelly Beaver, Ipsos MORI & Professor Sharon Collard, University of Bristol

12.50 - Evidence into Action: where next? - panel discussion led by Sarah Porretta, UK Finacnail Capaiblity Director, Money Advice Service

13.20 - Lunch supported by the Money Advice Service

Facilitated networking whereby projects, funders, policymakers can come together to discuss their work, based around the life stages, with support from MAS and our Evaluation Learning Partner. Also featuring IMPACT Principles stall, Talk Money Week stand.

14.30 - Close

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96 Euston Road

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