Please note: NILS® is a registered trademark of Good Shepherd Youth and Family Service.
Developed by Good Shepherd Youth and Family Service nearly 30 years ago, No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS®) is a community managed microcredit state-wide program providing fee-free and interest-free loans of up to $1,200 to low income earners for the purchase of essential household or medical goods and services. The most common goods for which loans are provided are washing machines and refrigerators and the most common services are medical or dental services.
The purpose of the co-ordinator’s position is to provide ongoing support to NILS® schemes throughout NSW by:
The current funding period is 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2014.
Applications can be made by:
Applications cannot be made by:
Salary, salary on-costs and operational overhead costs for a full-time co-ordinator's position will be funded under the program. The role of the co-ordinator is to properly support professional established or new community NILS® service providers.
$100,703 (plus GST) is currently available for the NSW State co-ordinator's position.
NSW 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 throughout NSW.
The currently funded organisation to 30 June 2014 is:
Lismore Neighbourhood Centre
76 Carrington Street
Lismore NSW 2480
Telephone: 6621 7397
For information on funding under this program, please refer to the NSW NILS Co-ordinator Guidelines 2012 in PDF format (size: 296kb).
Contact Community and Industry Grants Branch at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 9619 8731 or fax on 9777 8810.
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