Community Money Advice (CMA) helps local churches to support people who are struggling with debt to become debt-free and learn to manage their finances in the long-term.
"Nothing feels burdensome and I have come to view CMA not as an organisation but as a valued friend."
CMA Volunteer


Volunteers are trained to offer a range of debt advice services alongside encouragement directly to those needing support.


It typically takes 6-9 months to set up a CMA project. Most centres are open for 8-12 hours each week, but some are open for much longer.


The initial set up cost is £2,000 and it then costs £2,000 - £2,500 a year to run a volunteer-led centre.


CMA will help you register with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and build relationships with other services and organisations your clients are likely to come into contact with.


CMA provide all training, mentoring, guidance, documentation and support. You will also have a locally based support manager on hand to help you.


You will need a quiet space where clients can sit and chat. All other resources will be outlined in the "Setting up a Debt Advice Centre" booklet.


You will need a team of volunteers to offer comfort and encouragement as well as practical help to clients. All training will be provided by CMA.


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