Community and not-for-profit

Community and not-for-profit organisations supporting the Strategy

A list of the community and not-for-profit organisations who are actively supporting the National Financial Literacy Strategy through financial literacy initiatives.

Organisation Contribution to the Strategy Strategic priority
10thousandgirl
  

10thousandgirl - A grass-roots campaign that aims to improve the financial literacy of young Australian women (aged 18-45), inspiring them to pursue their life plans.

Priority 2: Increase the use of free, impartial information, tools and resources
ANZ and Anglicare SA, Berry Street Victoria, The Benevolent Society, The Smith Family, Brotherhood of St Laurence and Kildonan UnitingCare
  

MoneyMinded - An interactive financial education program where people can develop their money management skills for free.

Priority 2: Increase the use of free, impartial information, tools and resources

Priority 3: Provide quality targeted guidance and support

Brotherhood of St Laurence, ANZ, Department of Social Services and community partners

Saver Plus - A financial education and matched savings program that assists individuals and families on lower incomes to develop a savings habit, build assets and improve financial capability.

Priority 3: Provide quality targeted guidance and support
Consumer Action Law Centre

MoneyHelp - A free, confidential and independent telephone financial counselling and information service for Victorians experiencing financial difficulty.

Priority 3: Provide quality targeted guidance and support
Credit and Investments Ombudsman (CIO)

Consumer Engagement Strategy - Provides outreach services to improve consumer awareness of CIO's dispute resolution scheme and consumer rights, particularly among vulnerable or disadvantaged consumers.

Priority 3: Provide quality targeted guidance and support

Financial Basics Foundation

ESSI Money - An online virtual reality game for Australian secondary school students to help them understand the basic concepts of financial management, in the areas of Earning, Saving, Spending and Investing.

Priority 1: Educate the next generation, particularly through the formal education system
Financial Counselling Australia

Financial counsellors - Work in community organisations and provide free, independent and confidential information, support and advocacy to people in financial difficulty.

DebtSelfHelp - A free online self-assessment tool that gives people a tailored report about their debt situation, with hints and tips on managing debts.

Priority 3: Provide quality targeted guidance and support
Financial Literacy Australia

Financial Literacy Grants - A program providing support to not-for-profit organisations to advance financial literacy for Australians.

Financial Literacy Australia Awards - Celebrate the outstanding achievements of organisations and individuals working to improve Australians' financial literacy.

Priority 1: Educate the next generation, particularly through the formal education system

Priority 3: Provide quality targeted guidance and support

Priority 4: Strengthen coordination and effective partnerships

Priority 5: Improve research, measurement and evaluation

Financial Ombudsman Service

Consumer Engagement Strategy - Provides education and training (including eLearning) to consumer representatives who work with vulnerable and disadvantaged groups to enable them to better access and utilise FOS on behalf of their clients.

Priority 3: Provide quality targeted guidance and support
First Nations Foundation

myMoola - An adult financial literacy program for members of Indigenous communities that links personal development and goal setting with financial capability within a culturally appropriate framework.

Priority 3: Provide quality targeted guidance and support
Foresters Group supported by NAB

Fair Finance Loans - Provide fair rate loans (up to $4,000) for personal or household purposes to people on low incomes, supported by NAB.

Priority 3: Provide quality targeted guidance and support
Foundation for Young Australians and NAB

$20 Boss - An in-school challenge, run by teachers and schools, that provides students with $20 of start-up money to create their own business.

Priority 1: Educate the next generation, particularly through the formal education system
Girl Guides Australia

Guide Your Money - Uses the Girl Guide method of non-formal learning to empower girls and young women with practical learning on personal finance so they can make better financial decisions.

Priority 2: Increase the use of free, impartial information, tools and resources
Good Shepherd Microfinance, NAB, Department of Social Services and community partners

No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS) - A community based program providing access to fair and safe credit (up to $1,200).

StepUP - Provides low interest loans for personal or household purposes to people on low incomes (from $800 to $3,000).

AddsUP - Supports people on low incomes to develop financial independence through a matched savings incentive ($500).

Priority 3: Provide quality targeted guidance and support
Good Shepherd Microfinance, NAB, the Victorian Government and South Australian Government

Good Money - Delivers financial services through three community finance stores in Victoria.

Priority 3: Provide quality targeted guidance and support
Indigenous Consumer Assistance Network (ICAN)

Indigenous Financial Counselling Mentorship Program - A program sponsored by the Commonwealth Bank that supports the professional development of Indigenous financial counselling/capability workers throughout Australia.

Yarnin' Money - An initiative that aims to build the financial capability of service providers and residents of remote Indigenous communities throughout Queensland.

Priority 3: Provide quality targeted guidance and support

Many Rivers Microfinance, Westpac and Department of Social Services

Many Rivers Microfinance - Mentoring and microenterprise loans to clients establishing or expanding micro-businesses, particularly focusing on Indigenous Australians and others at risk of financial exclusion, and access to Westpac business loans and other business support services where required.

Priority 3: Provide quality targeted guidance and support
The Salvation Army - Eastern Australia

You're the Boss - A financial literacy education program to help Australians learn the skills and knowledge to stay on top of their money.

Moneycare - A program to help people experiencing financial difficulties and crisis.

Priority 2: Increase the use of free, impartial information, tools and resources

Priority 3: Provide quality targeted guidance and support

The Smith Family

Certificate 1 in financial services - A short course, developed using content from ANZ's MoneyMinded financial education program, that is delivered to young people aged 15-17 in disadvantaged schools.

Priority 1: Educate the next generation, particularly through the formal education system
Wesley Mission

In charge of my money - Assists communities, groups and individuals who are finding it difficult to manage their money to be better able to make informed decisions about their spending and borrowing.

Priority 3: Provide quality targeted guidance and support
Women's Health Goulburn North East

CENTSable - Practical information and resources (both national and state/territory) for workers in the community sector to assist women with their financial wellbeing.

 

Priority 2: Increase the use of free, impartial information, tools and resources

Priority 3: Provide quality targeted guidance and support

Women's Information and Referral Exchange Inc.

WIRE Women's Information - Provides Victorian women with free and confidential support, information and referrals on a broad range of issues, and aims to improve women's economic security through research and financial literacy programs.

Priority 3: Provide quality targeted guidance and support

Last updated: 01 Jun 2017