Big Lottery Funding for Momentum’s Money Matters Service
Momentum Scotland has been given £616,925 for its Money Matters project, which will support those with brain injury and other neurological conditions to access the financial support and benefits they are entitled to. It is one of two Scottish projects that have received grants from the Big Lottery Fund. The money will also help to educate people on how best to manage their money and to avoid falling into debt.
Harry Wood from Momentum Scotland, said: “Being able to manage your money is an essential lifeskill and a key part of living independently. The new Money Matters service will support people with a brain injury and other neurological conditions in the Scottish Borders to assess and understand their financial situation, manage their budget and get the best service from their self-directed support. Momentum is delighted to have the opportunity, thanks to the Big Lottery Fund, to provide this important support. This service will make a real difference, and enable people to take more control over their lives.”
Action for Children, which also received a grant, will expand its work with young carers within the Scottish Borders. The charity has already been working in nine local secondary schools and thanks to a grant of £207,856, will now extend this support to young carers aged seven to 11 in all 63 local primary schools.
Announcing today’s funding, Big Lottery Fund Scotland Chair, Maureen McGinn, said: “Both of these projects share a common aim; helping to change the lives of people most in need. Momentum Scotland will educate hundreds of people with a brain injury in accessing the financial benefits to which they are entitled. Action for Children, meanwhile, will identify vulnerable young people living in the Scottish Borders who require additional support to enable them to cope better with their caring role.”