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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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Colleagues Pop Out for Poppy Scotland

Colleagues from our Edinburgh Office volunteered to support Poppy Scotland this week by joining scores of collectors, who were out in force to raise funds for the fifth annual Edinburgh Poppy Day.  Our colleagues, along with their trays of poppies and collection tins took turns to collect for the charity in St Andrew Square. Jennifer Maclean, said: This is my …

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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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Supporting Parents and Children in the STEM world

It can often be quite daunting when asked about something you may know very little about. Research shows that this can happen a lot when pupils approach their parents or carers with regards to their interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) subjects and future aspirations in STEM related fields.  To support our recent STEM Event, held in our Gosforth …

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STEMtastic Day at Virgin Money

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We held a day of fun and interactive workshops for over 200 young people focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, collectively known as STEM. This was the first event of its kind, which saw us partner with NE1 Can, RTC’s North East STEM Ambassadors Hub and 16 employers to provide young people with an inspiring day of hands-on activities …

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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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Sheffield: Monthly Book Group

On the first Tuesday of every month at 11am, our group of literary lovers meet to discuss their read for that month! The group is small but perfectly formed, with plenty of room for more members. So please, just turn up! Please see our Lounge posters to find out which book is the ‘current read’, and therefore the book up …

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Virgin Money To Launch Business Banking

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Last week, we were very pleased to announce that we will be making our move into the world of banking for small businesses. Starting his own journey, at the age of 16, Richard Branson is a great believer in British business, so it is only fitting that Virgin Money is now taking this step. Starting with the launch of a …

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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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