our story

The Money Course is part of Crosslight Advice, a debt and money advice charity working to combat poverty and hardship caused by the burden of unmanageable debt and lack of financial capability.

Money education has been at the heart of Crosslight’s mission since the very beginning

We have always believed that helping individuals out of a crisis is only part of what we are called to do; equally important is helping to equip them with the tools they need to manage their money well so that they can face the future with more confidence.

Which is why we produced the Money Course – an opportunity to go back to basics and think through both our emotional relationship with money, and the down-to-earth practicalities of managing it well.

First published in 2013 with the support of Alpha and Stewardship, the Money Course is today part of Crosslight Advice and has been run by all sorts of organisations as far afield as Canada, South Africa, Australia, and the USA as well as throughout the UK.

What are the aims of the course?

Our aims are to empower guests to take back control and give them the tools to make discerned choices about how they spend their money rather than having circumstances dictate their choices.

Who is the course for?

Few of us can claim to be on top of our finances all the time, and most of us lack confidence when it comes to good money management. Our courses are aimed at anyone who would like to explore their relationship with money and learn how to budget, particularly those who may be worried about, or struggling with, their financial situation.

About Crosslight Advice

Crosslight first opened its doors in September 2009 and since then has provided advice and support to thousands of families and individuals in difficulty.

Set up originally as part of the social action work of Holy Trinity Brompton church in London, Crosslight has its foundations in the Christian faith and our core value is to help anyone, regardless of background, faith or circumstance. Today, Crosslight is an independent charity working in partnership with local churches to combat poverty and hardship caused by the burden of unmanageable debt and lack of financial capability.

People are our passion

Every day we see individuals and families who have been broken by their circumstances, be that illness, bereavement, loss of employment, mental health problems or family breakdown. Through situations that any of us would struggle to deal with, they have found themselves facing the prospect of being evicted from their home, struggling to keep the power on, or unable just to meet their basic day-to-day needs. It is our tremendous privilege to be able to walk alongside them as they face these difficulties and support them along the way.

One of the many things we talk about during the Money Course is the importance of generosity in our relationship with money. It’s something we believe in as an organisation too, which is why we have always made the Money Course freely available for any organisation to use in their communities. But we need your help.