Good Shepherd Microfinance’s No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS) provides individuals and families on low incomes with access to safe, fair and affordable loans for essential items like fridges, washing machines and furniture, as well as education and medical expenses.
Please review the information below prior to submitting an application to participate in community-based delivery of the No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS).
Community organisations may apply for operational funding for the 3 year period beginning July 2017. The application period for operational funding has be split into groupings by state.
Group 1 – SA, WA, NT, TAS and VIC. Applications for funding in Group 1 states are now open and can be submitted until midnight April 30, 2017.
Group 2 – NSW, ACT and QLD. The application period for funding in Group 2 states will be from May 15, 2017 to June 18, 2017.
Please click on the link below to apply for operational funding during the period applicable to the state(s) your organisation operates in.
Community organisations wishing to participate in the NILS program as a Referral Partner or (unfunded) Client Support Provider can register via the link below.
All requests for clarification on the Group 1 grant application process must be received in writing before 5pm on Friday, April 21. Good Shepherd Microfinance will publish the response to any requests in the Q&A section below within 3 working days of receipt.
Responses to NILS grant questions – updated 24 April 2017
Responses to Good Learning forum posts – 20 March 2017