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Helping create a better future

Alliance Trust Savings is proud to be a founding member of a ground-breaking new project called KickStart Money. Working alongside fifteen other leading UK financial services companies and the Tax Incentivised Savings Association (TISA), we’re delivering much needed money skills to thousands of schoolchildren across the UK.
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About KickStart Money

Many money habits are developed at primary school age, but the reality is that parents and teachers often lack the confidence to teach these.

With a shared goal of contributing an initial investment of £1 million to take financial education to nearly 18,000 children in 100 primary schools across the UK, KickStart Money is an industry commitment to making a difference.

KickStart Money’s primary delivery partner is the highly-respected and award-winning charity MyBnk.

The project has already been recognised by the Money Advice Service, as one of 58 winning projects chosen from 400 applications to receive funding as part of their What Works Fund.

By working together, we believe we can help create better financial futures for a generation. A future with more.

Hoping to lead by example and ensure that every child, not just those we can reach through this project, has the skills they need to succeed in life, Alliance Trust Savings and our partners strongly support calls for financial education to become a compulsory element of the Primary National Curriculum.

The state of our nation

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Kickstarting the project

The first initiative being rolled out through KickStart Money is MyBnk’s Money Twist programme, which has been independently evaluated and proven by the Money Advice Service.

Money Twist is a series of highly-interactive workshops for 7-11 year olds that help set positive financial attitudes and money habits. Using case studies, games, videos and popular culture, it encourages students to explore and form their own opinions on money and their relationship with it.

Co-designed by young people and complemented by teacher resources and homework challenges, MyBnk uses trained experts from education, finance and drama to deliver sessions that apply learnings to the real world.

Sessions include:

  • My Money: Value and importance of money, where money comes from, personal relationship with money.
  • My Choices: Spending, shopping, prioritising, needs and wants, budgeting, self-reflection.
  • My Future: Planning for the future, saving, earning money, money motivation and vision-based goal setting.

MyBnk’s unique and engaging activities teach young people to become informed consumers, savvy savers and mindful spenders – by making finance fun.

KickStart Money in action


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Contact us

For more information about the KickStart Money project or for media enquiries, please contact info@kickstartmoney.co.uk.

If you are a teacher or parent and interested in finding out how you can get Money Twist in your primary school, you can email MyBnk at info@MyBnk.com.


Alliance Trust Savings Limited is a subsidiary of Alliance Trust PLC and is registered in Scotland No. SC 98767, registered office, PO Box 164, 8 West Marketgait, Dundee DD1 9YP; is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority, firm reference number 116115. Alliance Trust Savings gives no financial or investment advice.