Our schools Junior Savers groups started with a phone call from Allans Primary in Stirling: "are you interested in helping the school start a savings club?"
From small beginnings in 2015 we have grown (2019) to over 500 Junior Savers in 8 schools. We could not do this without the support of our parent volunteers who turn up every week to supervise savings groups in schools.
We are dependent on external funding for the payroll cost of our Schools Development Worker (a part-time post). The Credit Union earns no money from Junior Savers; it actually costs us to produce each child's 'saver pack', to produce award plaques and banners for schools etc.
We are grateful for the support received from the Scottish Government and from Stirling Council, but we need more sponsors to come on board to keep current groups operating and to open new groups. Could your company or your employer support us? £500 would sponsor a school for a year; £2,000 would help us establish a new school savings group.
Junior Savers Volunteers' Message Board
Click here to visit our Junior Savers Volunteers' message board.
The message board is designed to enable us to:
- Share news and information
- Get help, by asking questions (e.g. ‘Does anyone know how to ...?’)
- Share ideas and experiences: telling others what's worked and what you've learned.
- Share materials, which can be uploaded to the message board for others to find and use.
The possibilities are endless!
How to access the Message Board
Click here to register.
Registration is moderated, which means that when you submit a registration request, your account must be activated by the site administrator. This two-step process has become necessary as a defense against hackers, so please make allowances for a brief delay.
Please create a user name that will help the site administrator and other message board users identify you.
Note that passwords must contain letters, digits and symbols.
You will receive an email to confirm your account has been activated.
When you log in for the first time, please visit the “Welcome” section, which provides information to get you going.