Grants are for projects that show clear potential to advance financial literacy in Australia.
We seek proposals that:
- work to improve the financial literacy and money skills of Australians and improve future financial literacy programs.
Priority areas for 2018 are:
- Single Parents
- Women and Economic Abuse
- Disability (especially in the area of cognitive disability)
- Indigenous Communities
The kinds of projects that are funded include:
- program innovation (e.g. pilots with potential to be scaled-up after evaluation)
- program evaluation (e.g. program improvement, outcome assessment)
- scaling-up existing programs (e.g. after evaluation, to reach a larger audience)
- product development (e.g learning content, testing of educational products)
- research that will improve future financial literacy programs (e.g. key issues in behavioural change, effective communication)
We will also be looking favourably at organisations that can demonstrate well defined distribution channels and who are willing to collaborate with other NGOs.
Aged care is also a priority area, but one we are pursuing through a separate process.
Spread of grants
The Grants Program as a whole aims to spread its impact, where opportunities exist. In allocating grants, we aim to:
- advance financial literacy for a range of population segments
- cover a range of sectors and program areas, such as community, workplaces, research and education.
- have a broad geographic spread across Australia (while we anticipate some projects will have a national focus and will therefore benefit a range of locations, priority will be given to project quality rather than geographic spread)
- support the priorities in the National Financial Literacy Strategy.