Ten ways to get involved with the Financial Capability Strategy

  1. Sign up to the IMPACT Principles – Evidence and evaluation is key to the aims of the Financial Capability Strategy – we want to help organisations generate more evidence around which financial capability interventions are most effective. The IMPACT principles set out the approach to evidence and evaluation that the Strategy wants to embed in all organisations it works with. Signatories to the IMPACT principles will act as “impact champions” helping to embed best practice within their organisations.

  2. Use the Evaluation Toolkit to evaluate your work – The Evaluation Toolkit contains guidance and practical tools (including a set of Outcomes Frameworks) that you can use to plan and carry out your evaluation. Good quality evaluation helps you to understand how your project or programme works, and helps you to measure its impact.

  3. Sign up to the Evidence Hub – The Evidence Hub is a focal point for evidence on the effectiveness of financial capability interventions. It currently contains a selection of the most robust and relevant impact evaluations of financial capability programmes from across the UK and internationally and will be updated regularly. In the future, it will contain a broader range of evidence, including non-impact evaluation and research reports.

  4. Submit evaluation or research to the Evidence Hub – Any evaluation activity carried out with the Evaluation Toolkit can be uploaded and shared to the Evidence Hub. That allows you to share your evaluation findings and best practice with the sector.

  5. Read our research – The latest pieces of research and steering group updates are available on our Themes pages, which cover every aspect of the Financial Capability Strategy.

  6. Write a guest blog – We’re always on the lookout for guest bloggers to contribute a blog to our website and LinkedIn profile. If you’d like to submit a guest blog on any issue related to financial capability, email linkedin@fincap.org.uk.

  7. Follow us on social media – Follow our social media profiles for the latest updates from the Strategy and the wider world of Financial Capability. You can follow the Strategy’s official Twitter profile, the Twitter profile of David Haigh, the Director of Financial Capability at the Money Advice Service, and the Strategy’s corporate LinkedIn profile.

  8. Get involved in Financial Capability Week – 2016 will see the launch of the UK’s first Financial Capability Week. This is a themed week raising awareness of the importance of financial capability, what it means and the organisations involved in making a change. We’d love to hear from organisations interested in getting involved – more information is available here.

  9. Share your Financial Capability news and updates – We’re always on the lookout for news from across the world of Financial Capability. If your organisation has any relevant news you’d like to share, email linkedin@fincap.org.uk and we’ll do our best to publish it on our News page and share it through our social media channels.

  10. Make financial capability part of your organisations’ communications - If you are planning research, organising a conference or event talk to us about how you can build financial capability and the strategy into the agenda – we can help with ideas for breakout sessions, suggestions for speakers or questions for research.