How we’ve worked together
Here are a few examples of how we’ve worked in partnership:
Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector
GCVS is the main development agency and advocate for voluntary and community organisations in Glasgow.
We worked together to give more than 40 representatives from across the city the opportunity to share their views on a range of financial and economic issues with our Governor Mark Carney at one of our Community Forum events.
For more than two hours the Governor listened to people talk about a range of issues from access to cash to the impact of benefit changes. He got a good overview of, some of the challenges and opportunities facing the third sector in Glasgow.
The Governor wrote a blog about his experience.
Our Agency for Scotland will keep talking to GCVS and some of its members so our most senior leaders continue to hear about the issues people face locally.
We are partnering with the charity Economy to support its mission to increase public understanding about the economy and economics.
Over the next year, we’ll work together on a range of projects. For example, senior people at the Bank of England will take part in some of Economy’s local community courses. Course participants will be able to ask them questions and share their views and experience.
And Economy will support the roll-out of our pioneering Citizens’ Forum project.
We’re also working together to find better ways to talk about the economy in language that is accessible to more people. For example, we’re partnering with local newspapers to encourage people to get talking about their local community.
The Economist Educational Foundation
The charitable arm of The Economist magazine works with primary schools to inspire discussions about the news.
These are discussions that invite young people to be curious about the world’s biggest ideas and challenges, and consider what should be done about them.
We worked with the foundation to create a package of teaching resources for 9 to 14-year-olds about the financial system and how to make it safer.
So far, the materials have been downloaded more than 800 times and are thought to have reached more than 22,000 pupils.
Our staff took part in online discussions with pupils and attended some of the sessions.
The Economist Educational Foundation also provided bespoke training for our staff who take part in school visits and facilitate the new Citizens’ Forums.
This unique collaboration successfully leveraged the journalistic know-how of The Economist, the teaching expertise of the foundation, and the topic expertise at the Bank of England.