Igniting Financial
Literacy in Everyone

Financial Literacy
in Everyone

At Urban Rise, we empower communities with the tools and knowledge to achieve financial independence and thrive in today's economy.

Challenging negative attitudes towards money

Urban Rise aims to challenge the negative attitude and culture towards money by raising awareness of the importance of financial education amongst the younger generations and subsequently helping families struggling to meet their basic needs and improve their quality of life.

Our values sit at the heart of everything we do

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Empowerment is at the heart of everything we do. We believe in equipping individuals with the knowledge and skills they need.


We’re dedicated to breaking down barriers and ensuring our resources are available to everyone.
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Community Engagement

We actively seek to foster meaningful connections with our local and online communities so we can help them thrive.
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We are committed to providing practical and actionable knowledge so individuals can take control immediately.
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Making a meaningful difference to the lives of individuals is what we strive to do every day at Urban Rise.

Explore some fascinating data around Financial Literacy



Not learning about finance in schools

In a survey by Ipsos Mori, 90% of participants claimed they learned nothing or very little about finance during their school education



Stressed most of the time about finance

According to Deloitte, 46% of Gen-Z are stressed about finances almost all of the time, and a significant number worry about their future



Want to learn more about money

The Bank of England in its 2021/22 Young Persons Money Index found that 72% of participants wanted to learn more about money



Don’t know about APR or AER

88% of participants in an Urban Rise survey they don’t know what is meant by APR and AER when it comes to money



Don’t know how the tax system works

45% of participants in an Urban Rise survey they don’t know how the modern day tax system in the UK works



Would recommend UR workshops

95% of participants in an Urban Rise workshop said they would recommend our workshops to friends and others

Hear from previous participants

"The event was great. I learnt a lot about how to save money and budgeting and it was also very fun and interactive. I liked the idea of the games and how they were relevant to the topics being taught.Overall, an amazing event and I'm looking forward to going to more!"

17 year-old participant

Road to Financial Freedom Workshop

"I really enjoyed the event. It was very engaging, and I learnt a lot about financial literacy. I really thought it’s going to be boring but in actuality it’s really important that all students and kids learn about financial freedom."

Parent of a 13 year-old participant

Financial Literacy Workshop

"Really enjoyed the event. I thought it was going to be boring. I got forced to attend by my mum. But I ended up winning one of the activities and also learning about taxes and debt. I really thought financial literacy was gonna be a boring lecture. But it was very fun."

16 year-old participant

Intro to Financial Literacy Workshop

"Attending Urban Rise's financial literacy workshop was eye-opening! I never realised how important it is to learn about managing money. I learned valuable lessons about saving money and budgeting while having a great time. Cant recommend this workshop enough”

Workshop Participant

General Feedback

“The workshop was not only informative but also entertaining. I particularly enjoyed the different activities and the opportunity to learn about real-life financial concepts. Also like the stories that made it more relatable and personal."

Workshop Participant

General Feedback

"I can't thank Urban Rise enough for the fantastic event. The workshop was anything but boring. The games were not only fun but also relevant to the topics discussed.Highly recommended!"

Workshop Participant

General Feedback

Frequently asked questions

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we get. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, get in touch and we’ll assist.

What is Urban Rise and what do you do?

Urban Rise is a social enterprise focused on financial education. We provide comprehensive workshops and resources to empower disadvantaged individuals and families with essential financial literacy skills. Our aim is to help them improve their quality of life and break the cycle of poverty.

How can I benefit from Urban Rise's workshops?

By participating in our workshops, you will gain practical knowledge and skills in managing personal finances. We cover topics such as budgeting, savings, income, debt, and behavioural aspects of money management. Our workshops create a supportive space for open discussions and provide implementable strategies for various age groups to enhance financial literacy.

Who can participate in Urban Rise workshops?

Our workshops are designed for young people, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds. We welcome anyone who wants to improve their financial literacy skills and gain a better understanding of managing money effectively. Our programs are tailored to cater to diverse backgrounds and learning needs.

Are Urban Rise's services free of charge?

Yes our private workshops are free of charge to youth club/centres and non for profit organisations that have:

- 16-24 group
- Target or work with BAME groups
- London based.

While we strive to make financial education accessible to all, we may charge organisations who would like a private or tailored workshops that don't fit into any of the above groups.

How can I partner or support Urban Rise's mission?

We value collaborations and partnerships with like-minded organisations, institutions, and individuals who share our vision of promoting financial literacy. If you are interested in partnering with us or supporting our cause through grants, sponsorships, or volunteering, please reach out to us through our contact page on our website. We appreciate every form of support in advancing our mission.