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/or
- expand the body of knowledge around financial literacy, and improve future financial literacy programs
Priority areas for 2017 are:
- investment and/or superannuation
- practical money management skills
- vulnerable communities
- independent evaluation
- small business
The kinds of projects that could be funded include:
- program innovation (e.g. pilots with potential to be scaled-up after evaluation)
- program evaluation (eg 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)
Aged care is also a priority area, but this will be pursued 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, such as vulnerable groups, workers and investors, women as well as various age groups.
- cover a range of sectors and program areas, such as community, workplaces, research and education.
- have a broad geographic spread across Australia. We hope some projects will have a national focus and will therefore benefit a range of locations. However priority will be given to project quality rather than geographic spread.
- support the priorities in the National Financial Literacy Strategy 2014-2017.