Stretch the Household Finances Further by Making a Monthly Budget

Everyone can help stretch the household finances further by making a Monthly Budget. Before you get started, grab as much information (bank statements, bills etc) as you can. The more up to date your details are, the more accurate your results will be.

Taking the time to make a budget helps put you in control of your finances.

All you need is a notebook and pen!

There is a great tool online which will save online and you can regularly update it, if your income changes.  You can find this tool here:

Online Budget Planner.

Local ResourcesCommunity

Local Resources To Help You

Local Resources To Help You

If there is a local service that you think should be listed here, please contact us to let us know.

Pet Food Bank ServiceWork throughout South Wales to help pet owners
Olio AppDownload the Olio App and you can collect free food from your neighbours, or even become a Food Waste Hero and collect from stores
Cardiff Money Advice ServiceEverything – budgeting, money-saving, benefits and debt advice
Penarth Reuse ProjectA great place to pick up free items from the local area with an aim to reduce waste
Penarth Reuse MovementAnother Facebook Group with the aim of reducing waste
BenthygBorrow, don’t buy!  They make borrowing as easy as popping out for a loaf of bread.
Repair Cafe WalesFind your local Repair Cafe. Repair cafés are pop up events held on regular dates where the local community can get their broken household items repaired for free by volunteers.



HowdensFood Pantry

A Big Thank You to Howdens

We asked and they delivered! A Big Thank You to Howdens Leckwith

Who recently supplied us with 3 large larder units for our Food Pantry. A very kind and generous gesture that serves the local community very well.

Dale from Craftsmen Cymru assembled the pantry units for us and life is a lot easier now we’re not trying to work out of food crates any more.  We now have shiny and new kitchen units that are easy to keep clean and the food is safely out of harms way.