Money Saving

Comparison of utility and other bills

Energy Saving Trust  
Options for reducing your energy bills  | GoCompare  | Money Supermarket  
Comparison sites for a whole range of financial services products

Money Facts    
Comparison of banking and savings

Money Saving Expert      
A brilliant site with money saving tips and guidance

Top Cash Back         
Get cash back on your internet purchases

Help with Debts

National Debtline fact sheets
Access to a library of advice on debt and money topics including rent arrears, bailiffs, court judgement and parking penalties

Insolvency Service Publications  
Official information on bankruptcy, debt relief orders and IVAs

Step Change 
A free online and telephone debt advice service

Community Money Advice 
Find a free face to face money advice centre in your area

Benefit Advice

A great site with helpful information about benefits and a useful self assessment tool

Tax Credit Calculator 
The HMRC has a useful online tax credit calculator and online application

Budgeting and Money Advice

Piggy Banking
Crosslight's guide to organising your money better

Crosslight Budgeting Top Tips
A short downloadable booklet containing our top budgeting tips and ideas

Money Course Online Budget Builder
A link to our popular online tool where you can create and save your own budget

Money Course Paper Budget Builder
A paper version of our Budget Builder with all you need to know to build your own budget

One-week Spending Tracker
A simple sheet for you to print and use to record all your spending in a week – a useful exercise to work out how much money you spend, sometimes without realising it

The Money Charity
A useful resource for general money advice and statistics

Basic Bank Accounts
Information about how open a simple fee-free bank account

The Money Advice Service
Free and impartial money advice

Resources for Churches

Open your own advice centre
Explore the option of opening a debt advice centre in your own church. Speak to us about partnering with Crosslight, or contact Community Money Advice and/or Christians Against Poverty about partnering with them

Run a budgeting course
Use Crosslight's own Money Course resources to run money education courses or short workshops for those in your church or community who might be struggling

Hold a Money Talk 
Facilitate a Money Talk with your congregation to explore money issues faced by your community and think about your church's response

Seeing Change course 
Explore how your church can get involved in a very practical way supporting those in financial difficulty with this short Bible series

Learn how to signpost to advice 
Do you know what to do if someone in debt asks for your help? Find out, using this short video-based resource