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