In 2018, the Foundation were thrilled to be the successful recipient of the Building Community Financial Capability Grant from the Ecstra Foundation via Hobsons Bay Community Fund. The aim of the grant is to provide access to the resources Australians need to make confident money decisions now and for their financial future.
As such, IWCF has been working with Victoria University (VU) to design and create a financial literacy program targeting a variety of Inner West communities of Melbourne.
Initially the program will target high school children, and then the core of this program will be adjusted to reflect and help other parts of our community. High school children were chosen as an initial core group due to the broad cultural reach this program would have and therefore enable a broad program to be developed. This broad program could then be adjusted, focused and amended to be of relevance to further community organisations.
The Program is now being trialled at several secondary schools in Melbourne’s inner west throughout Term 2 this year.