Charity's education programme recognised by Spirit of the Community Awards 2015

Debt Advice Foundation has been named as a finalist in the Spirit of the Community Awards 2015 education category for its ground-breaking peer to peer financial education programme DebtAware.

The annual awards, which are supported by the Yorkshire and Clydesdale Bank Foundation, provides funds to help registered charities and other voluntary organisations that contribute to making life safer, healthier and better for their local communities.

The charity receives £5,000 for being named as a finalist.

Speaking about the charity’s award, Education Manager Brian Souter commented: “We’re delighted to see our programme being recognised in this way.  The children and schools that work so hard to make it a success should all be very proud of this achievement.”

“I’d also like to congratulate The Money Charity for winning the education category award.  The high standard of the submissions this year has been hugely encouraging.  It’s clear that, as an sector, we are at long last making real strides in terms of financial capability education.”

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