Strengthening NILS – Grant Application

Two NILS client and their daughters smiling

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).

Application information

How to apply

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.

Apply for operational funding

Please note:

    • To complete the application you will need access to the internet and either the Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari web browser. The application software is not compatible with Internet Explorer.

Unfunded NILS participants

Community organisations wishing to participate in the NILS program as a Referral Partner or (unfunded) Client Support Provider can register via the link below.

Register to participate unfunded here

Please note:

    • To register you will need access to the internet and either the Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari web browser. The application software is not compatible with Internet Explorer.

Have a question?

Email nilsgrants@gsmicrofinance.org.au

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.

Questions and Answers

Responses to NILS grant questions – updated 24 April 2017

Responses to Good Learning forum posts – 20 March 2017