Royal Borough partners with Rebel Business School to provide workshops offering personal financial support

Free financial support workshops

Free workshops providing support to help residents with their personal finances are on offer thanks to a partnership between the Royal Borough and Rebel Business School.

The seven online workshops are being funded by the Government’s Multiply funding and provide a range of support on how to master your money and take control of your finances. These include smart spending, saving, and investing run by the experts at the award-winning Rebel Business School.

The workshops will run between Monday 19 February to Monday 11 March, 8pm to 10pm, via Zoom. To sign up, visit

The sessions are as follows:

•         Monday 19 February: Designing Your Future: A Practical Guide to Setting and Reaching Your Goals
•         Thursday 22 February: The Money Game: How to Play and Win
•         Monday 26 February: Live Large on a Small Budget: Smart Spending and Saving Secrets
•         Thursday 29 February: Salary Trap: How to Break Free and Boost Your Income
•         Monday 4 March: Side Hustle: How to Make Money Doing What You Love
•         Thursday 7 March: Take Control of Your Workplace Pension: How to Rock It and Retire Rich
•         Monday 11 March: Spreadsheets and Numbers: How to Master Them and Grow

Councillor Simon Werner, the Council Leader and Cabinet Member for community partnerships, public protection and Maidenhead, said: “We’re keen to provide our residents with clear, professional and easily accessible financial advice and this partnership with Rebel Business School, providing free support at workshops with a different theme, is a fantastic way to offer this.

“These remain challenging times for all residents, and we want to ensure that everyone throughout the borough has the financial resilience to cope. I would encourage anyone who is worried about their finances or interested in getting more information and advice on areas such as budgeting and their pension, to sign up and take advantage of this opportunity.”

Alan Donegan, Co-Founder of the Rebel Business School, said: “We’re thrilled to partner with the Royal Borough to empower residents with the financial knowledge they need to thrive. Our workshops are designed to demystify money management and provide practical strategies for smart spending, saving, and investing. You probably didn’t get taught this stuff at school, so we need to plug that gap and help you now.

“At Rebel Business School, we believe that financial literacy is a key component of personal freedom. Through these workshops, we aim to equip individuals with the tools they need to take control of their finances and design a future they can look forward to. These workshops are more than just financial advice; they’re about instilling confidence, fostering resilience in challenging times and being able to enjoy finances. It is amazing seeing forward thinking councils like the Royal Borough partnering to create innovative content to improve residents’ chances in life.”

Anyone who is struggling with the cost of living is encouraged to take a look at the council’s Here to Help campaign for advice and support. 

Visit to see what help might be available. For those in need who don’t have online access, you can still call 01628 683800 or visit the webpages using the public-access computers at libraries, or speak with a librarian for advice around cost of living support and/or getting online.