MoneySmart is an exciting new Darlington Credit Union project funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.

Our aim: To find ways to fill the gap that self-isolation has created. To provide vulnerable people and those who wish to learn about finance and safe conduct around it with a friendly voice and a calming influence to help guide them through this overwhelming situation. A service that will listen, will guide and will ultimately, as far as is possible, find positive outcomes. This will be a multi-agency facility as we develop it further. You can contact us for advice on our Helpline - 01325529825. The website is full of lots of helpful advice about how to manage your money. 

How can we help?

Money Management support:

Free money management support including budgeting, help understanding bills, debts and benefit entitlement. We do not provide debt advice but can help by referral to other organisations.

Free money management products including our spending tracker app.

Referrals made to organisations who can provide additional financial or other services to ensure all round support is provided.

Financial products:

Budget accounts: We can take care of your bills by making sure they are paid. We do this by moving the money needed to pay the bills into a separate account and paying them when they are due.

You can then withdraw your money from your current account without having to worry about spending your bill money!!

How can I make an appointment or find out more?

You can make an appointment by phoning the office on 01325 529829 or email