About Global Money Week

Global Money Weeks’ goal is to engage children and teenagers worldwide in learning how money works including: saving, creating livelihoods, gaining employment and entrepreneurship.

Annual money awareness celebration

Every year, entire communities take action to create awareness, challenge out of date financial policies and give young people the tools and inspiration they need to shape their own future. GMW takes place annually, during the second week of March. The events are organized by schools, universities, government ministries, financial institutions, members of the civil society and youth worldwide. GMW is initiated and coordinated by Child & Youth Finance International (CYFI).

The Mortgage & Finance Association of Australia (MFAA) launched ‘Global Money Week’ in Australia in 2016. This is an annual international money awareness celebration which took place from the 14-20 March 2016 with the theme of ‘Take Part, Save Smart’. This initiative will commence in 2017 from 27 March to 2 April with the theme of “Learn, Save, Earn.”


Why Global Money Week 2016 was a success


Aiming to reach 100 million children and youth in 100 countries

Established in April 2012, Child & Youth Finance International (CYFI) leads the Child and Youth Finance Movement’s worldwide multi-sectoral network, which is dedicated to enhancing the financial capabilities of children and youth. Based in Amsterdam but working globally, we have taken on the challenge of reshaping financial systems and making sure everyone helps children and youth to become economically empowered citizens. Through our global network of partners, CYFI aims to reach 100 million children and youth in 100 countries through high quality financial, social and livelihoods education and safe, reliable financial products by the end of 2015.