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Young people need to be able to navigate the world of finance so they can make good decisions and plan for the future. Financial skills are important both professionally and personally, yet for many people money isn’t something we talk about or really understand how to manage. Equipping young people with essential financial skills will help set them up for their future. 

Our challenge for you is: “How might we introduce financial wellbeing at a younger age and make it friendly, relevant and engaging for young people?”

We want your help to make sure more young people have a strong understanding of financial concepts, planning and decision making skills. 

This challenge is proudly sponsored by the AMP Foundation, and we have been able to tap into their expertise to design this challenge. We are excited to work with them and empower you to create important and exciting solutions to this challenge. 

Within this challenge there are four important themes to explore where you can identify a problem and help be part of the solution: 

Theme 1: Household and intergenerational finance - How might young people play more of a role in helping with their family budget and financial planning?

Theme 2: Financial systems and planning for the future - How might young people develop their understanding of financial concepts (eg debt, investment) and organisations and plan for their future?

Theme 3: Making finance engaging - How might we make financial decisions and saving exciting for young people?

Theme 4: Financial inclusion - How might we make finance more inclusive, ensuring everyone can have access to financial information and products?

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For Youth

Ready to take on the challenge and learn more about money, finances and how to plan for the future? Sign up to get all the information and resources you need to develop your idea!

For Educators

Would you like us to run this as a challenge for your students? Get in touch to book a workshop! Or we can provide you with our classroom kit so you can run this as a 1-2 hour design-thinking challenge for your class linked to the curriculum. 

For Parents (of Under 18 Entrants)

This is a great activity to do with your child to re-frame current challenges as an opportunity to problem-solve. You or your child will need to create an account to post their project idea! Point your child to this page to work through independently using the instructions to the left OR you can run this as a 90 min challenge at home using our worksheet and guide! T&C's on the sign-up form!

Special Guest Judges


Ilaine Anderson

Managing Director / Director, Workplace Superannuation


Andy Logan

Change Manager


Shane Oliver

Head Of Investment Strategy And Chief Economist


Isobel Barrand

Insights Analyst


Deepak Harish

Technology Graduate