Financial counselling services program
The Financial Counselling Services Program is a state-wide program, which allocates funding to non-profit organisations for the provision of:
free-of-charge accredited financial counselling/consumer legal casework services
training of persons in financial counselling or community education in personal finance, debt and credit management
central support services for financial counselling services (eg. Helpline services).
Current funding is provided from 1 December 2012 to 30 June 2015.
Who can apply?
Applications can be made by:
non-profit incorporated or registered organisations which seek to provide or conduct a service or project in NSW
financial counselling services
non-profit organisations actively working towards incorporation and wishing to provide or conduct a service or project in NSW
individuals with the appropriate skills, experience and knowledge who wish to provide training for financial counsellors or community education related to the management of personal finances in NSW.
Who can’t apply?
Applications cannot be made by:
commercially operated (for-profit) organisations
organisations or individuals wishing to provide services or conduct services in a State or Territory other than NSW.
Please note: NSW Fair Trading or its employees cannot receive a grant from the Financial Counselling Trust Fund in accordance with the Trust Deed.
What will be funded?
The objective of the program is to provide funding to community based, non-profit organisations that operate in NSW to:
support the delivery of a free-of-charge accredited financial counselling service
support consumer legal casework
train people in financial counselling
educate the public of NSW in all matters related to the management of personal finances, debt and credit problems.
How much funding is available?
Approximately $6.08 million per annum is available for the 2012-2015 funding period. Funding under the program is fully allocated until 30 June 2015.
Fair Trading is committed to consumer protection and social justice and strives to ensure that the community has access to information and consumer help. This includes, in part, funding organisations that provide services to low income and disadvantaged clients in NSW.
For information on funding under this program, please refer to the Financial Counselling Services Program Guidelines in PDF format (size: 110kb).
Currently funded services
Want more information?
Contact Community and Industry Grants Branch at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 9619 8731 or fax 9777 8810.
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