How is MSE involved with charity work?
We're sometimes able to give money to charity, and have given over a million so far. But we do it in specific ways, rather than by request. A third of the money allocated goes to five general charities nominated by our site's users every couple of years. Two-thirds goes to support The MSE Charity.
Launched in May 2008, The MSE Charity (registered charity number: 1121320) is dedicated to improving information and education about debt, money and consumer issues. It's currently a grant-giving body, rather than engaging in any projects itself, though it's hoped this will change over time.
Money is available to help any non-commercial group or charity with specific projects. This includes working with individuals with good ideas (such as educating squaddies leaving the army about cheques, banking and debt) to working with other mainstream money charities.
For more information, see the MoneySavingExpert Charity Fund article.