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Financial Literacy for Every Woman

We all want to live free from worrying about finances and making ends meet. We know that one of the first steps to being financially secure is knowing our options and understanding how to navigate financial and government systems.

Yet in the inner eastern suburbs of Melbourne, there are scant resources available to help improve the financial skills and situation for women experiencing disadvantage, such as chronic unemployment, family violence and cultural and language barriers.

Camcare will develop a financial literacy program that will support these women by looking at what’s not working for them financially and how best to address it.  

“This grant will help Camcare develop and deliver a pilot program to support women to learn and understand the basics of financial literacy. Camcare has found that a number of women who access our services are bright and independent but have never learned or been given the opportunity to learn basic financial literacy. This lack of knowledge then limits these women from making the most of their opportunities for themselves and their children.

We are excited to partner with the Victorian Women’s Benevolent to be able to provide information to the women who need it and help them create a more sustainable and successful environment for their families.”

– David Cooke, Service Development Manager

Organisation: Camcare
Grant Type: Small Grant
Amount: $10,000
Year: 2018-2019

The FLEW (Financial Literacy for Every Woman), a four-week pilot program will take place in a range of community locations free of charge to women in the inner eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Program topics will include simple budgeting, bills, debt, saving, gambling and other important financial skills. The program will support women in the inner east to become self-sufficient, increase their confidence and build life skills.

Back to 2018 grants

A special thank you to the Phyllis Connor Memorial Trust for supporting this project.

Grants 2018-19

Let’s Talk Money
Grants

Let’s Talk Money

Supporting migrant and refugee women to find pathways to financial stability.

Supporting Young Parents to Access Childcare & Education
Grants

Supporting Young Parents to Access Childcare & Education

Assisting young mothers to re-engage with education and strengthen their community networks.

The Women’s Enterprise: Pathways to Employment
Grants

The Women’s Enterprise: Pathways to Employment

Employing women experiencing both homelessness and significant social barriers.

There Is Capacity
Grants

There Is Capacity

Scoping the educational and vocational supports available to women with disabilities in the Wodonga region.

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