Auchinleck Community Development Initiative
Funding round:
2018 Round 1

Auchinleck Community Development Initiative

ACDI MoneySmart Financial Capability Project

We are Auchinleck Community Development Initiative (ACDI), a community anchor organisation operating as a social enterprise. We manage and deliver projects and activities to advance the development of Auchinleck by maintaining, improving and regenerating its physical, economic, social and cultural infrastructure and by helping people who are at a disadvantage because of their social and economic circumstances.

We can now start our MoneySmart Financial Capability Project thanks to the Skills & Opportunities Fund. We want to offer support to low-income families, who lack financial capability skills or who are at risk of homelessness, to improve their financial capability skills. We'll employ a MoneySmart Adviser to support them to increase their knowledge of budgeting, borrowing, savings and debt and to give them advice on where to go for additional support and help.

We believe this is an innovative intervention: meaningful work with long-term impact, allowing for improvement and development, as well as dissemination of learning and best practice.