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Our funding model

In 2010, the Trust set up a Funders' Forum to help ensure that the Trust has a fair and sustainable funding model for itself and the funding it co-ordinates for the free-to-client money advice sector.  

The model has worked to secure voluntary donations from the private sector during 2011 allowing the Trust to deliver its vision of helping people across the UK to tackle their debts and manage their money with confidence. The work on the funding model has strongly confirmed the case for broadening the Trust's funding base, both by seeking contributions from organisations that are not currently funding the charity and also by endeavouring to increase the donations of a number of existing funders, to bring them more into line with their shares of the retail lending market and the demand of their clients for direct debt advice from National Debtline. 
The Trust remains committed to widening its funder base and will continue to use the funding model to help make the case to potential new funders.
The Funders' Forum was ably chaired by Robert Skinner, Chief Executive, Lending Standards Board. Robert stepped down in late 2011 and passed over the role to Sir Brian Pomeroy CBE.
The Funders' Forum consists of representatives from:
  • AdviceUK
  • American Express
  • Bank of America
  • Barclays
  • British Bankers Association
  • BIS
  • Building Societies Association
  • BT
  • Capital One
  • Consumer Finance Association
  • Council of Mortgage Lenders
  • Co-operative Bank
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Energy UK
  • Experian
  • Finance and Leasing Association
  • HM Treasury
  • HSBC
  • Insolvency Service
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Money Advice Scotland
  • Payplan
  • Provident
  • RBS
  • Santander
  • Wescot



Ian Robinson
Head of
business development
020 7653 3321
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