Make £5 Grow

Make £5 Grow – Fostering entrepreneurship in children

Recently, children from Passion for Learning’s Enrichment Clubs participated in Virgin Money Make £5 Grow Programme. The programme gives young people aged between 9 and 11 years old the opportunity to take a loan of £5 each from Virgin Money to start their own mini business. The children in this case split into small groups where they combined their loans …

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Make £5 Grow at Great Northumberland

Saturday 7 July sees the launch of Great Northumberland, an eight week celebration of arts, heritage and culture of Northumberland kicking off in Hexham. As part of this fantastic event Hexham Middle school will be taking over The Queens Hall in the centre of Hexham with their stalls, showcasing their products and new skills as part of their Make £5 Grow programme. …

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Make £5 Grow is definitely growing

With even more schools and associations taking part, the Make £5 Grow programme keeps on growing!  Now in its sixth year, over 60,000 young people in 800 schools have taken the £5 loan from Virgin Money and set about starting a mini business. Make £5 Grow offers young people great insight into how business works. It helps build skills for …

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Financial Capability Week

This week is Financial Capability Week (13-19 November), a movement where organisations demonstrate their commitment to improving financial capability and wellbeing. The week is organised as part of the Financial Capability Strategy for the UK to get more people talking about money. There are 8.3 million adults in the UK living with problem debt, and research by The Money Advice …

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Making £5 Grow in Alnwick Gardens

This month Amberley Primary, NCEA Josephine Butler Primary and St Aloysius Primary Federation set up their Make £5 Grow stalls in the beautiful surroundings of Alnwick Gardens. Divided into 13 teams the schools sold hand drawn pictures of Alnwick Castle (which sold out), bird feeders, dog treats, bug houses, plants (which were grown in school), doughnuts, dream-catchers and hand decorated plant …

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Make £5 Grow is full of surprises

The more we hear from the schools taking part in our Make £5 Grow Programme, the more surprised we get with the genius ideas that the children come up with, not to mention the massive profits they are making. Some children at Struthers Primary School in Troon decided to sell “surprises”. Can you imagine the pitch on Dragons’ Den? When we read …

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What is Make £5 Grow?

At Virgin Money our company ethos is Everyone Better Off, or ”EBO” for short. You may have already heard of it; it means that we want our bank to be more than just fantastic products and looking after your money. One of the ways that we “bring EBO to life” is by giving back to our communities, something we do …

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