Sound as a pound

Sound as a Pound is a financial inclusion programme, funded by the Big Lottery and led by Nottingham Community Housing Association.

Set up in 2013, Sound as a Pound aims to help social housing tenants in Nottingham manage their money and get to grips with financial issues. It offers one-to-one sessions as well as training courses to help people take control of their finances and learn money management skills such as:

  • Budgeting
  • Paying for utilities and clearing utility bill debt
  • Setting up bank accounts
  • Accessing training
  • Applying for grants
  • Finding furniture
  • Maximising income and applying for benefits, including benefits appeals


So far, SAAP has helped over 2,000 tenants in Nottingham increase their financial confidence.

“Sound as a Pound changed my life. It enabled me to take control of my finances in a positive way and find a budget plan that worked for me and it has kept me out of debt ever since! Without Sound as a Pound I wouldn’t be in the position I am today.”

Find out more: visit or call 0115 844 3745.

You can self-refer through the website, or talk to your Housing Officer and they can refer you.