What was it all about?
In 2013 Take Charge united organisations already working to give young people the assets to make them financially capable, enterprising and also employable. Find out more about who they were, what they did and why they did it...
Who was on board?
Take Charge was the basis of a partnership movement, with wide support in the worlds of financial education, enterprise education and beyond. Find out more about who was involved...
What were we doing?
Throughout 2013, Take Charge worked with Partners, Affiliates and other organisations to map provision and skills and devise a sustainable five-year strategy for the movement. Find out more about our State of the Nation map, skills surveys and other work carried out throughout 2013...
What is take charge?
Take Charge is a partnership movement that unites organisations already working to give young people the assets to make them financially capable, enterprising and also employable.
Our aim is simple – to empower, engage and enable young people to Take Charge of their money, Take Charge of their life and Take Charge of their opportunities.
Young people today face enormous challenges, with high youth unemployment, rising costs and squeezed incomes. It’s a pretty bleak picture – as the large number of organisations working in financial and enterprise education in the UK know only too well.
In 2012, financial education charity pfeg (Personal Finance Education Group) saw an opportunity to start a bigger conversation covering both financial education and enterprise education. Take Charge is the result, brought to life thanks to funding from Standard Life – a partnership movement convened to meet a genuine social need.