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The Wis£r Wonga project launch a new App this Saturday 25 July between 11am-2pm at the Sundial in Plymouth City Centre for young people aged 16-24 to be able to budget on the move.

The App will be available to download on to smart phones from the Play Store (from Saturday) or the App Store (from the 30th July).

Wis£r Wonga is a project funded by the Big Lottery and delivered in partnership by Plymouth Citizens Advice Bureau, The Zone and DCH. The App will give young people access to the budgeting tools that Wis£r Wonga use every day to help young people to get their finances back on track. The technology enables users to find out about projects accessible to them and to fill in a referral form, which will go directly to the Wis£r Wonga Team.
 


The App has been developed by Stephen Thomas and Siobhan Orford from Wis£r Wonga who are both passionate about technology and how it can revolutionise modern day life. Developed in conjunction with the App Institute and through consultation with young people, the initial App trial has proved extremely popular and user friendly.
 
“Created to empower young people to use tools they are familiar with and the freedom to budget at their fingertips. This is a prime opportunity to offer a paperless tool to a wider audience across the City. This App will bring Wis£r Wonga into the 21st century promoting what they deliver and instilling financial confidence for the future of our young people”.

Stephen Thomas - App Developer, Wis£r Wonga

 

In 2014 86% of Smartphone time was spent inside apps, a 6% increase from 2013. (Source).

Wis£r Wonga is aimed at young people aged 16-24, living in registered social housing in Barne Barton, Devonport, Stonehouse or Whitleigh.

 

Offering 1-2-1 Support to help:

  • Improve budgeting skills.
  • Set Up direct debits and standing orders.
  • Support to manage debt.
  • Open a bank or credit union account.

 

Young People can get involved with Wis£r Wonga in a number of ways:

  • Join a neighbourhood group to influence the local community.
  • Gain practical skills, knowledge and experience of managing a project.
  • Become a money champion to support other people.
  • Have a voice on a social housing board.

If you are a young person living in social housing you can be referred by going into the places listed below or ringing them for more information. From Saturday young people can fill a referral form out online or via the app.

 

Based on a Concept by Advice Sheffield.
Created by ESP Projects Ltd.