Funding round:
2017 Round 2


Financial Capability Engagement

We are Milan Senior Welfare Organisation and we work with elderly black, Asian and minority ethnic communities in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

We provide day-care three days a week for the over-65s, an information and advice service for the over-50s, as well as outreach services and a support group for carers.

Your support for our Financial Capability Engagement project, will help elderly black, Asian and minority ethnic community members to learn about money and debt management skills, fraud, online banking, financial abuse and budgeting, as well as increasing their financial and digital confidence. They will also learn how to use tablets and computers and how to save money by switching service providers online.

We can now recruit staff and two volunteers to achieve all of this through groups, one-to-one appointments, community events and outreach work. We will also deliver workshops to raise awareness of financial abuse, online scams, and to teach digital skills. In total, we plan to reach more than 600 people in total through the project.