What Works Fund

The What Works Fund is a £7 million fund set up to help establish the most effective methods of improving financial capability across the UK. We know that four out of ten adults are not in control of their finances and around 16.8 million working age people have less than £100 in savings.

However, very little evidence currently exists on the best way to address this issue. That is why the What Works Fund aims to build evidence and to establish the interventions which best help people to manage their money. Ultimately, the aim is to scale up the most effective projects in order to improve the levels of financial capability of millions of people across the UK.

The below projects are confirmed to receive funding from that What Works Fund so far. For any further information, contact what.works@moneyadviceservice.org.uk.

A full list of the projects funded and a short description of each is available here.

1625 Independent People

A2 Dominion Housing

Advice NI

Advising London

Affinity Sutton Community Foundation

Age Concern Tyneside South

Age Cymru: Swansea Bay

Age UK

Age Scotland

Anglia Care Trust

Auriga Services

Birmingham Settlement

CAB Basingstoke

CAB Merton & Lambeth

CAB North Liverpool

CAB Southwark

Campaign for Learning

Carers UK

Centre for Responsible Credit

Centrepoint Soho

Changing Lives

Church Urban Fund

Citizens Advice

Community Housing Aid

Community Links

Cornwall Rural Community Charity

Fife Council, Falkirk Council and West Lothian Council


Good Things Foundation

Groundwork West Midlands

Institute for Employment Studies

Just Finance Foundation

Learning and Work Institute

Move On


National Numeracy

National Skills Academy for Financial Services

National Youth Agency

Queen's University Belfast

Royal Society for Blind Children

School of Hard Knocks

Shelter Scotland

Tenovus Cancer Care

The Open University

The Mix

The Money Charity

The Children's Society

The Royal Leicestershire, Rutland, Wycliffe Society for the Blind

The Wales Co-Operative Centre


Toynbee Hall

Wakefield Council

West Kent Housing Association

Young Enterprise

Young Scot

Youth Access

Youth Cymru