Santander donates £100k to support financial capability training provided by Citizens Advice Bureaux
12 July 2011
Santander has announced a donation of £100,000 to Citizens Advice to boost the organisation's financial capability projects.
It is anticipated that the donation will benefit up to 20 regional bureaux, meaning that around 25,000 more people will benefit from much needed support and advice on how to manage their money.
The bank has been supporting Citizens Advice for over 20 years and regularly receives applications from local bureaux. Providing the donation to the central Citizens Advice will ensure, through their expertise, that areas of greatest need will receive a Santander grant.
Bureaux across the network in England and Wales will be invited by Citizens Advice to apply for funding for existing projects or to set-up new financial capability training initiatives.
Gillian Guy, Chief Executive Officer of Citizens Advice said: "Over the years we have received a tremendous amount of support from Santander for our financial capability work. This donation will allow many of our bureaux across the network to continue their training programmes and also enable others, who are not already involved, to do so."
Steve Williams, Director of Service Quality and Santander Foundation Trustee said: "In the current economic climate it is essential to ensure people have as much financial advice and support as possible. We are very happy to continue supporting Citizens Advice and local Bureaux with this donation. They provide an invaluable service to local communities across the country and we hope this donation will benefit those most in need."