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Awards

Our work, methodology and impact in financial education and enterprise has been repeatedly recognised in awards from think tanks, sector magazines and voluntary organisations. Here are a select few:

 

The Guardian – Charity Award 2016

MyBnk has won a national award for our work helping young people manage their money and start their own enterprise.

We were recognised as demonstrating excellence and achievement in what we do and deliver a clear benefit to young people, many of whom are disadvantaged by poverty, or are marginalised in some other way.

Read all about it, along with a new frontline video, in The Guardian.

 

Children & Young People Now – Leaving Care Award 2015

CYPN Awards 2015-137 Winner 15MyBnk’s survival money management programme, Money Works, has won the Leaving Care Award from the leading youth sector magazine.

We were recognised as providing the initiative that has done the most to help young people leaving the care system make a smooth and successful transition to adulthood by supporting their accommodation, health, housing, and training and employment needs. Read the judges comments here.

MyBnk was also commended for providing a project where young people have played a key role in planning their independent living. See more on how we help vulnerable young people, including those leaving Care and looked after children.

Photo: MyBnk Education Project Manager, Aisling Cohn (c).

 

Project Oracle – Evidence Award 2014

standard_3_2014_medium (1)MyBnk have won a major award for proving the positive impact of our financial education programmes on the lives of young people.

The Mayor of London and Metropolitan University initiative is London’s first children and youth evidence hub. Project Oracle examined our training and quality methods as well as independent assessments, concluding we are:

“…an exceptional youth sector organisation that demonstrates a direct benefit for young people’s employment and life chances”.

Photo: MyBnk Deputy CEO Guy Rigden (l) and Vice Chancellor of London Metropolitan University John Raftery (r)

 

Community Education Awards 2012 – Personal Money Management & Commitment to Saving 

Our programcommunity educationmes have scooped two Community Education Awards!

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Knights Academy, won The Personal Money Management Award for Money Twist and Walthamstow School for Girls secured The Commitment to Saving Award for their MyBnk-in-a-Box  microfinance scheme.

 

Centre for Social Justice Award – Prevention of Poverty 2012

CSJ-Kitemark-2012MyBnk have won an award from respected think-tank, the Centre for Social Justice.

It recognises us as an organisation helping people out of poverty and dependence, and into a life of independence and freedom – challenging the root causes of poverty.

In addition we received £10,000 to continue our important work and now join the CSJ Alliance of over 300 of the most effective grass roots, poverty-fighting organisations.

 

Children & Young People Now – Children & Young Person’s Charity Award 2012

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MyBnk have won The Children and Young People Award from Children & Young People Now magazine!

This award was decided by young people and those working to give young people the support to succeed.

CYPN called us:

“A charity that has made the most impressive contribution, at a local and national level, in improving the life chances of children, young people and families.”

They also hailed our innovative practice, effective partnership (franchises!) and campaign for change.