Inverclyde I:DEAS Official Launch Event

Posted by: Eden Morrison on May 10 2018 | Tagged:

Scotcash was pleased to attend the official launch event of I:DEAS in Inverclyde on Wednesday the 9th of May 2018.


Scotcash are part of the community initiative which formally began operating last September, and will continue to work with the other organisations in the I:DEAS (Inverclyde Delivering Effective Advice and Support) project for the continuity of the 3 years the project is funded for.


With £2.35million in funding from Big Lottery, backed by European Social Funding, the project aims to help around 2,000 people by increasing financial capacity, and in turn improving the social inclusion of the most disadvantaged individuals in Inverclyde.


Scotcash are working alongside Inverclyde Council and Health and Social Care Partnership - which is the lead organisation in the scheme - along with a range of local and national partners including Barnardo’s; CVS InverclydeFinancial Fitness; River Clyde Homes; and The Wise Group and the Council’s Community Learning and Development service.


IDEAS Launch

Scotcash CEO Sharon MacPherson and Councillor Stephen McCabe at the I:DEAS Launch Event


Specifically, the project will aim to:

-- Help manage and prevent debt

-- Provide access to affordable credit and basic transactional banking

-- Improve digital skills and money management skills

-- Improve money management skills online including access to affordable products

-- Support with income maximisation

-- Reduce fuel poverty


Working to combat financial exclusion, Scotcash will be able to offer three of its core services to the eligible participants in the programme. These will be Scotcash affordable loans, access to basic bank accounts, and access to savings accounts through our Credit Union partnerships.


Margaret, Scotcash’s Inverclyde based worker, is based at CVS Inverclyde on Cathcart Street, and is always on the other end of the phone if there are any queries or questions: 01475 866157.