MoneySmart is a project provided by Darlington Credit Union to support its members and the local community with one to one money management support and products.

This project came from our desire to continue our successful MoneyWorks project (funded by Big Lottery) which ended in December 2019 and supported over 1300 people towards improving their financial situation and skills. 

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 by email to

Appointments can be booked direct or through a referral and are available on Wednesdays and Fridays only.