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Department of Premier and Cabinet

Financial Literacy Exchange (FLEX) Grants Program

On 6 March 2013, Premier Lara Giddings MP and the Parliamentary Secretary for Cost of Living, Rebecca White MP, jointly announced the successful applicants to the Financial Literacy Exchange (FLEX) Grants Program.

$980,000 in funding was distributed to community organisations to deliver projects to directly help Tasmanians in need with budget information, mentoring and support, and referral to specialist services when necessary.

The funding supports both small and large projects including financial literacy training for humanitarian entrants, young people caring for families, workers and former workers in the forestry sector, specialist workshops for women who are victims of financial abuse, and clinics within Risdon Prison.

The organisations that received funding are:

  • Tasmanian Salvation Army
  • Migrant Resource Centre (South)
  • Colony47
  • Geeveston Community Centre
  • Anglicare Tasmania
  • ForestWorks
  • St Vincent de Paul
  • The Smith Family
  • UnitingCare Tasmania
  • NILS Network of Tasmania

Further information is available on the successful applications (Word document), including a description of each of the initiatives.

The FLEX Grants program is part of the $5 million Cost of Living Initiative of the 2012-13 State Budget and responds directly to A Cost of Living Strategy for Tasmania.

For further information regarding the Grants Program, please contact Jodi Molhuysen, Social Inclusion Unit, Department of Premier and Cabinet, via email SIU@dpac.tas.gov.au or by phone on (03) 6232 7041.

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