A place-based financial inclusion initiative aiming to transform credit provision throughout the UK, starting with the Sheffield City Region. This action research project follows our ground-breaking Good Credit Index, which mapped access to credit across the UK and identified ‘credit deserts’, where it is difficult to obtain good credit despite high need. We’re working with Mayor Dan Jarvis MP, MBE and local stakeholders from across sectors to co-design tailored initiatives to reduce credit need, raise credit scores, and improve the local credit environment. We’ll publish a toolkit in early July 2020 to share our findings from the project and inspire other local leaders to take action and ensure financial inclusion in their area. This will be an essential tool in addressing the impacts of Covid-19 on localities.
For further information about this project, please contact Heather Williams-Taplin at [email protected]