Keep your financials in check and your kids happy these school holidays with these fun, engaging and affordable school holiday family activities.
The number of organisations committed to driving inclusion and resilience for over three million adults who are experiencing financial exclusion in Australia has today risen to 30, with a range of actions underway to support those in need. One in every two Australians has limited or no savings, and a quarter report having experienced difficulties accessing financial services.
Through individual Financial Inclusion Action Plans (FIAPs), the 30 organisations, which include essential services providers, professional services firms, banks, universities and government agencies, are working towards measurable actions that will create a more financially inclusive community. The various initiatives range from improved access to appropriate and affordable financial products and services; development of early warning indicators to identify vulnerability; and support to those experiencing family violence avoid financial hardship. Read more.
As a single mum receiving a Centrelink payment, buying a laptop for her son's schooling was a huge expense for Rita. NILS made it manageable.
Consumer groups call for the Federal Government to take immediate action to protect payday loan and lease borrowers.
Volunteers like Carol enable our No Interest Loan Scheme to be offered in 628 locations across Australia.
“Without the fridge I didn’t have a case to say ‘give me the kids back' ... If you don’t have a permanent place to live that has the basics, like a fridge, then you can’t present a case" - NILS client, Sharni.
The Victorian Government’s new energy efficiency program, 'Making Home Energy More Affordable', will have tangible and ongoing benefits for Victorians on low-incomes according to Good Shepherd Microfinance.
On World AIDS Day, we’d like to acknowledge the great work of the Victorian AIDS Council’s David Williams Fund and the Bobby Goldsmith Foundation, which provide the No Interest Loan Scheme to people living with HIV.
Richard was studying for a career change, but the largely online course was proving challenging without his own computer.