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Money Advice Trust shortlisted for Charity of the Year


The Money Advice Trust has been announced as a Charity Times Award finalist in the category of Charity of the Year: with an income of £1 million - £10 million.

Last year the Trust helped 1.3 million people directly through our National Debtline and Business Debtline services and indirectly through our training for advisers and firms, and in 2016 we are on track to help even more.

For the first time in 2015, National Debtline helped more people online than by phone, including through our new webchat service, with 386,910 sessions provided to 267,936 people online.

We expanded our Business Debtline service to meet rising demand from small business owners and after using our service 91% of callers said they had taken at least one step to resolve their debts within six weeks of getting advice from us.

We continued to grow our Wiseradviser training programme with 7,587 training places provided to debt advisers across the UK, and 4,395 accessing training and resources online.

The Charity Times Awards recognise and celebrate best practice in the UK charity and not-for-profit sector. Now in their 17th year the awards are run by Charity Times Magazine, Other organisations in the award category are: Bowel Cancer UK, Family Lives, Greenhouse Sports, Jamie's Farm, Nordoff Robbins, SignHealth, and The Silver Line.

Joanna Elson OBE, chief executive of the Money Advice Trust, said:

“As we continue our three-year plan to help more people more effectively, I'm delighted that the Trust has been shortlisted for Charity of the Year. Thanks to the dedication and hard work of our staff and the support of our many funders and partners, being announced as a finalist recognises our achievements so far and ambition for the future.

“As well as helping 1.3 million people last year to tackle their debts and manage their money with confidence, our work in the broader sector has also meant our impact is felt far beyond our own clients. We continue to put partnership working at the heart of everything we do through our Partnership Board and Funders Forum and are working with other charities to improve the client journey.”

Award winners will be announced on 28 September 2016.

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