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Organisation:
Islay & Jura Community Enterprises Limited
Funding round:
2018 Round 1
Region:
Scotland

Islay & Jura Community Enterprises Limited

Financial Skills for Islay

We are Islay & Jura Community Enterprises, a charity providing a wide range of leisure, educational and social activities for the communities of Islay and Jura, with specific support for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged groups. Trading as Mactaggart Leisure Centre, we offer the community a swimming pool, gym, launderette, hair salon, sauna, multi-purpose room and a credit union.

With the support of this funding, we can now bring Financial Skills for Islay to the island. We want to establish a comprehensive programme of financial capability education and guidance for our most vulnerable and disadvantaged groups. This will be delivered through a series of workshops and individual consultations, with ongoing support from professional tutors and trained mentors.

Where possible, we plan to make use of existing services and providers and encourage a 'befriending' approach to maximise participation. We hope to reach 110 of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people living on Islay and Jura through this initiative.