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Made of Money Parents Workshops

We run fun, relaxed workshops with parents and parents & children together, helping families to improve their money skills and increase confidence around money. 

Made of Money is an award winning family learning, financial education project run by east London charity QSA. We have been running for over seven years, and have worked with more than 270 families through a wide range of schools and centres across east London and Islington, where we are known as Moneytalk Islington. We are well recognised for our innovative approach to financial literacy, having won a CAF charity award and most recently a 2011 Centre for Social Justice Award.  

QSA Made of Money: money talking puppets project from Mike Jordan on Vimeo.

We run a range of workshops including:

Workshops for Parents:
Our workshops for parents are run over seven 2 hour sessions. Six of these are with parents, and the seventh is with the whole family.

The parents' sessions are fun and relaxed, covering a range of topics to help reduce stress and make lasting changes, such as:

Workshops for families:
The family session brings parents and children together for hands on, innovative learning activities, to get them talking about money.

Family Learning Sessions:

These are run as sets of three family learning workshops, designed to give families time to enjoy learning together and improve communication around money.
We cover topics such as savings, where money comes from, needs versus wants, and advertising & branding. We do this through games, arts projects such as t-shirt and bag painting, and other fun activities.

Workshops for Fathers:
We run specialised sessions for fathers and children together, such as dads' photography workshops, which engage fathers and children in learning about money through photography over 3 fun sessions. 
We also run parents' sessions just for fathers, designed specifically to meet their needs.

Information about the impact of Made of Money on families can be found here and we also have a series of films about our work.


Family learning workshops, including fathers photography workshops    
150 for 3 sessions of up to 2 hours
Parents workshops, 250 for 7 sessions of 2 hours each, including one family learning  session     (cost is reduced for centres not running the family learning session)

Subsidy is available for schools, centres, and community groups wishing to run Made of Money, but who are unable to due to budgetary constraints. We are also currently able to offer full subsidy to schools and centres in Islington.   Please contact us for more information.

If you would like to book workshops for your parents or families, please contact us on 020 8983 5043, or email

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