We all know that knowledge is power. We understand that knowing our rights, how to navigate complex government and financial systems is one of the essential steps to economic empowerment.
For many women facing multiple layers of disadvantage, accessing information and comprehending it and even knowing where to start can be overwhelming and a huge challenge.
We are delighted that this funding will allow us to work with other organisations that bring people together with skills and expertise in the financial literacy space. This will allow us to facilitate the delivery of financial literacy workshops to clients in a meaningful and sustainable way.
– Merredith Hillebrand, Manager National Programs
Fitted for Work (FFW)’s Financial Literacy for Women project is a collaboration between community sector organisations, Fitted For Work, Indigenous Consumer Assistance Network Ltd (ICAN), and Women and Mentoring (WAM). This project will combine Fitted for Work’s existing WomanKind program for women in need with ICAN’s Yarnin’ Money program, which uses a unique storytelling/narrative model to reduce barriers and build rapport amongst participants. By incorporating both programs, Financial Literacy for Women will extend the number and diversity of women who can access and benefit from support in financial literacy, superannuation and budgeting education.
A special thanks to Sandra Hart and the Phyllis Connor Memorial Trust for supporting this project.
An initiative in Dandenong that will provide women training, employment and support.
Helping families struggling with financial hardship, mental health problems, drug or alcohol abuse, social isolation or special needs.
Supporting young mothers and their babies to come home from hospital to a richly supportive environment with live-in carers.
Providing new mothers from migrant and refugee backgrounds with baby books and literacy resources in both their mother tongue and English.
So that in this lifetime we can be: