ACHIEVING for Children (AfC) has chosen to partner with Huggg, the specialist platform which allows organisations to send and manage retail vouchers at scale to those in need, to provide digital disbursements and targeted assistance to children, young people, and their families. This includes various forms of support such as weekly care allowances, general reimbursements and targeted support.
The partnership will mean that AfC will no longer be reliant on cash for providing services for children at satellite sites located throughout the boroughs, eliminating the logistical problems caused by manual handling, bank signatories not being based at the sites, and the involvement of cash couriers. The Huggg platform also generates real-time reports reducing time-consuming admin cycles and enabling AfC to manage top-ups for different sub-teams.
Matthew Bond, Digital Transformation Manager at Achieving for Children said:
“With the Huggg platform, if someone needs money for their weekly shop or emergency supplies, we can issue retail vouchers to ensure that targeted support is being provided, rather than relying on cash or BACS. Using cash gives a lot of responsibility to young people who are still learning how to manage their, sometimes, new independence. Huggg provides us with an efficient and seamless process meaning we can respond to a request in as little as 10 minutes.”
Marie Peach, Account Manager – Charities & Public Sector at Huggg said:
“We work with over 500 local authorities, councils, CABs, charities and housing associations so we understand the limited resources and time that many of these organisations have to distribute support to vulnerable people.
“Our solution has simplified and streamlined the internal processes at Achieving for Children, saving them time and money and allowing them to get targeted support to individuals quickly and easily.”