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Port Authority’s money advice boost for local charity

DSCF0003Pembrokeshire Citizens Advice Bureau has recently benefited from a Port of Milford Haven community fund grant to assist with the delivery of their financial literacy programme.

The ongoing Financial Inclusion project, funded by Communities First, targeting residents and community groups within designated cluster areas is being supported by additional Pembrokeshire CAB resources to promote and deliver similar services throughout the County.

Pembrokeshire CAB Chief Officer, Nicola Roguski, said “Now, more than ever, people need to be in a position to manage their personal finances. An increasing number of our clients are struggling with debt. Basic budgeting skills are essential if they are going to prevent further problems once current issues are resolved. We are delighted that the Port of Milford Haven acknowledge our work and have agreed to fund a part of this important programme”.

Mark Andrews, Corporate affairs director at the Port of Milford Haven added “Pembrokeshire’s Citizens Advice Bureau is providing an important service to the community in difficult economic times and we are pleased to be able to assist with the delivery of such a valuable programme.”

Pembrokeshire CAB Financial Inclusion Coordinator, Peter Dickinson said “My team are keen to engage with individuals and groups in order to deliver bespoke workshops that are intended to educate and empower people to take control of their personal finances. Topics covered include budgeting, shopping habits, saving/borrowing and home energy saving tips as well as options for dealing with debt. Personal money management is a key life skill and as the ‘charity for the community’ we wish to assist as many people as possible to improve their situation”.