Financial Capabilities

Financial Capabilities

This page provides a range of information and support to help you to build your confidence and knowledge to more effectively manage your finances.

Medway Voluntary Action have been funded by Natwest Skills and Opportunities Fund to deliver a project to help build confidence and skills with people in the local area (click here if you’d like to read more about this project), and are now able to share with you the resources and support gathered during this project.

If you are experiencing financial difficulties then take a look at the resources below – and then why not get in touch one of the many voluntary groups and organisations in Medway who may be able to help you, you’ll find their contact information on this page too.  

Local organisations that can help

In the table below, you can find voluntary groups and organisations in Medway who may be able to help you.


Contact details

How they can help

Arthur Ingram Trust

01634 332 319

Provides financial assistance towards education or training for young people aged between 14 and 20 who live in the Medway area.

Carers FIRST

0300 303 1555

Carers First support adult and young carers to access information and resources, advocacy, 1:1 support, short respite breaks, befriending, groups, training and activities

Charity Of James Watson Randall

01634 685 460

For the relief of poverty in the area of the former municipal Borough of Chatham by charitable donations to needy individuals, good causes and charity supported organisations.

Charity Of Miss Mary Goord

01634 270026

To help elderly people in need in the Parish of Stoke and to give grants at Christmas to widows in need.

Charity Of Thomas Stevens

01634 718480

Funds from a charitable trust are used to buy food and fuel for the poor who have lived in the Parish of Cuxton for a minimum of two years.

Christians Against Poverty National - Medway

01274 761 999

The CAP Money Course is a free course that will teach you budgeting skills and a simple, cash-based system that works. In just a few weeks, you will get to grips with your finances so you can budget, save and prevent debt.

Citizens Advice Medway

01634 383760

Advice on housing, welfare benefits, employment, debt, family law and more. They also provide access to an Emergency Assistance Grant (available until 31/03/21) This is help available for residents on low incomes and struggling to afford food and other essential items due to the coronavirus pandemic. The grant is intended to provide a financial lifeline to people who meet the funding eligibility criteria. For details of eligibility and how to apply for the grant visit:, or you can call 01634 383760.

Cliffe And Cliffe Woods Community Trust

01634 220422

Provides grants or items to relieve hardship or distress in the Parish of Cliffe-at-Hoo.

Debt advice - Medway Council

01634 333 333

It can be difficult to manage debt and many people turn to quick solutions for payday loans which can make the debt worse. If you're struggling to pay your bills, there is advice available to help you cope with debt.

Dom Education Group

01634 931965

Dom Education Group offer a service to young people (and beyond) to teach them to know how to arrange their finances and why money matters. Courses & Programmes are tailored to all ages from 8 to 50+.

Gillingham Sick Poor Fund

01634 332319

To provide assistance to the poor, sick and needy of the ancient parish of Gillingham.

High Halstow Relief In Need Charity

01634 250 258

To provide relief to residents in the Parish of High Halstow who are in need or hardship, by making grants of money or goods and services. Preference is given to widows.

Instone Limited


The relief of poverty, need, hardship or distress of residents of Medway and Kent. The charity provides grants, goods or services.

Kent Savers Credit Union

0333 321 9050

Our main aims are to promote saving and provide our members with loans at reasonable rates, so that they feel in control of their own money.

Rochester Relief In Need Charity Of The Rev. Robert Gunsley

01634 332 012

Helping those in need, hardship or distress in Rochester by making grants or providing items or services.