• How would you like to become a RedSTART Partner?

    In this blog, Matt explains how we work with partners and how you can get involved. With RedSTART’s goal of helping 1 million young people to budget, save and give back by 2025, the team here at RedSTART have our work cut out. Our strategic partners therefore play a vital part in helping us achieve […]

  • No one cares what you think (and why that’s a good thing)

    Aadarsh Gautam explains the struggles our digital team have faced this year, and how the philosophy of  ‘no one cares what you think’ has helped us tackle them.  The aim of RedSTART is to provide financial education to 1 million children by 2025. A year ago, I was asked to lead the digital effort of […]


    RedSTART’s guest author, Robin Claessens, tells us about the huge challenge he is taking on to achieve better education.  The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows. I will be flying on the 6th of April to Morocco, where I will take part in the 33rd edition of the Marathon de Sables. […]

  • Global Money Week 2018

    This week (12 – 18 March 2018) is Global Money Week (GMW), an annual campaign built to inspire young people to learn about money, livelihoods and entrepreneurship – much like our work here at RedSTART. It’s the 7th year that the initiative has been running, and this year’s theme is Money Matters Matter.  Money Matters […]

  • Beast from the East

    Natalie Beardwell introduces RedSTART’s very own beast, ‘Rich Ricky’. Hundreds of schools close as ‘Beast from the East’ blankets parts of Britain in snow. What can you do with your children on a snowy day to avoid RedSTART’s very own beast – Rich Ricky? Let’s be honest, when you were young (and maybe even now?!) […]

  • Money Matters

    It’s been a couple of years since we first started working with Inspirational Youth to develop Money Matters, our interactive, game-based education session. At the start of the 2016-2017 academic year, we really felt ready to start rolling out this programme on a wider scale. Armed with a few kit-bags full of Money Matters games, […]

  • How can we embed financial education into school communities?

    What makes financial education for young people a worthwhile cause for teachers and parents? Co-Head of Strategy, Tom Pilcher, caught up with Upton Cross Primary School Assistant Headteacher Katie Edwards.   Katie, you are the Assistant Headteacher at Upton Cross Primary School. What do you love most about your job? Ever since I was 5 […]

  • RedSTART Five Years On…

    On 7th January 2013 we published a blog called ‘RedSTART; a financial education charity and entrepreneurship programme‘. It marked the launch of RedSTART Educate, following the successful pilot day on 19th December 2012 with Lister Community School. Since then, we’ve worked with almost 3,500 students from 51 schools from across the UK and beyond. We have […]

  • RedSTART launches online learning portal for teachers and students

    Last week we celebrated gaining our charitable status at a launch event and expanded our offering by launching a learning portal for primary and secondary schoolchildren and teachers. This new hub will provide ready-made lesson plans and training resources for both primary and secondary school age groups. The materials, which are free to access, combine […]