Derbyshire Money Week

For the first time this year we've organised Derbyshire Money Week to help you make the most of what you've got, budget to plan ahead and think about different ways to save. We offer support and advice about a range of money issues including debt, managing money, welfare rights, benefits, legal matters and saving.

During Derbyshire Money Week you can find out how to make the most of your income, become a savvy saver and get help with money worries.

Money Week will run during half-term from Monday 13 to Saturday 18 February 2017 with events and a roadshow in every Derbyshire borough and district.

We've teamed up with FAAD (Financial Action and Advice Derbyshire) to organise the week with support from a range of organisations including Citizens Advice, community banks, financial support and advice agencies and community and voluntary groups.

Visitors will be invited to find out more about a variety of issues including dealing with debt, saving and alternatives to high-cost borrowing, benefits checks, cooking on a budget, energy switching, pensions advice, help with childcare, free school meals and how to avoid scams and loan sharks.

They'll also have a chance to take part in our 'You can do plenty with twenty' challenge to win £20 to grow or invest using the ideas on offer.

Roadshow visitors can check online to see if their ticket is a winner.

Derbyshire Money Week roadshows − coming to a town near you

All roadshows will run from approximately 10am to 3.30pm (there may be slight local variations):

  • Monday 13 February 2017, Alfreton − Tesco car park, Hall Street
  • Tuesday 14 February 2017, Buxton − Buxton Market, Market Place/Sainsbury's car park
  • Tuesday 14 February 2017, Clay Cross − Tesco car park, Bridge Street North
  • Wednesday 15 February 2017, Matlock − Matlock Market, Hall Leys Park
  • Thursday 16 February 2017, Chesterfield − Chesterfield Market, Market Place
  • Thursday 16 February 2017, Ilkeston − Ilkeston Market, Market Place, Bath Street
  • Friday 17 February 2017, Shirebrook − Shirebrook Market, Market Square
  • Saturday 18 February 2017, Swadlincote − Swadlincote Market, The Delph Market Square.

Roadshow stalls will include Citizens Advice, community banks, the county council's welfare rights, trading standards and library service digital inclusion teams, Financial Action and Advice Derbyshire, Marches Energy Agency Fantastic Homes Vehicle, P3, Amber Trust, Derby Help and Advice, Derbyshire Law Centre and Wheels to Work.

There will also be interactive games, competitions and children's entertainment.

For more information and to check out our Derbyshire Money Week blog and calendar of events visit Rural Action Derbyshire's website (opens in a new window).

You can also get advice about how to make the most of your money, become a savvy saver, improve your employment skills and get get help with financial worries.