Place-based Financial Inclusion Action Plans

Place-Based FIAPS bring together organisations in a specific location to address issues of financial wellbeing in their local communities.
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Why place-based:

The place based FIAP program works on the premise that organisations who are on the ground are best equipped to understand local challenges identifying the risks and triggers of financial exclusion, vulnerability and hardship, and can take practical action to address these in collaboration with other congruent partner agencies at a local level.

Issues such as these listed below require a whole-of-community approach to addressing the complexity which arises for its community members, particularly women, children, and families.

 

  • High levels of financial stress and vulnerability
  • High youth and intergenerational unemployment,
  • Rental stress,
  • Increased cost of living
  • Unskilled labour markets
  • High levels of community members receiving income support
  • Lack of confidence in hitting financial goals

This enables greater uptake of services within communities and improved use of local assets and infrastructure. Over the long term it leads to better outcomes for families an increases economic benefits at the regional, state, and national level.

The objectives of a place based FIAP:

Leadership

Empower Local Leadership

Empower Local Leadership within the community who have the capacity to drive collective action and change.

financial inclusion

Create a framework

Create a framework for local organisations to take actions to realise financial inclusion, resilience, and wellbeing within their sphere of influence.

Business

Embed the identified actions

Embed the identified actions into business-as-usual practice of participating organisations for the long-term.

financial wellbeing

Enhance the financial wellbeing

Enhance the financial wellbeing outcome of current and future generations of residents in the local community.

Place-based FIAP Members

Aware Super

Aware Super

Our goal to investing your super is to improve our communities, economy, and our environment, while also delivering strong long-term returns.    Aware Super are a tobacco free fund at the…
City of Greater Geelong

City of Greater Geelong

At City of Greater Geelong, we are committed to working together for a thriving community. We do this by delivering over 130 services to our rapidly growing population and working…
Bethany Group

Bethany Group

Bethany Community Support Inc. is an independent, not-for-profit community services organisation providing high-quality support services for women, men, children, and families living in the Barwon and Southwest regions of Victoria.  …
Barwon Water

Barwon Water

Barwon Water (Barwon Region Water Corporation) is Victoria’s largest regional urban water corporation. We have a proud history supporting regional prosperity by providing excellence in water, sewerage and recycled water…
Colac Otway Shire

Colac Otway Shire

The Colac Otway Shire is a richly diverse area located less than two hours west of Melbourne, linked by rail and a dual highway.  Colac Otway is one of the…
Give Where You Live

Give Where You Live

Give Where You Live Foundation is a unique, place-based philanthropic community foundation.  They are a change-maker for their region. Who constantly looking at, assessing, and addressing social needs within their…
Good Money (Geelong Store)

Good Money (Geelong Store)

Good Money stores support people to make responsible and sustainable financial decisions.  Good Money offers financial support via a network of financial capability workers and counsellors and access to a…
WorkSafe Victoria

WorkSafe Victoria

At WorkSafe Victoria we explored whether our people had similar financial wellbeing needs to what global research suggests. The outcome is that they do have financial wellbeing and literacy needs,…
Match Works

Match Works

At MatchWorks, we believe everyone deserves the opportunity to work. That’s why every year, we help thousands of people from all backgrounds, ages and abilities to find the right job. …
Codan

Codan

Codan Limited (Codan) is an ASX listed international technology company headquartered in South Australia. Codan develops rugged and reliable electronics solutions for government, corporate, NGO and consumer markets across the…
Tindo Solar

Tindo Solar

Tindo Solar is Australia’s only manufacturer of solar panels, producing world-leading panels with the latest technology.  Based in Mawson Lakes, South Australia, the Tindo solar panel production line is highly…
City of Salisbury

City of Salisbury

The City of Salisbury community consists of 145,000 people who live in our 32 suburbs, whether they have been here all their lives or are new arrivals.  The 7,800 businesses…
Possible Consulting

Possible Consulting

Founded in 2020, Possible Consulting is a family-owned multicultural consulting social enterprise which provides concise consulting services to make a difference in the lives of individuals and communities.    We are…
Workskil SA

Workskil SA

Workskil Australia is a national not-for-profit and charity, with over 35 proud years of supporting Australians to achieve sustained economic and social self-reliance. We do this by providing a range…
Northern Area Community & Youth Services Inc.

Northern Area Community & Youth Services Inc.

NACYS is a not for profit, community-based organization, located in the Northern suburbs of Adelaide. Our vision is to empower the community, through excellence in service and engagement.  We provide…
Relationships Australia SA

Relationships Australia SA

Relationships Australia SA has over 70 years’ experience in delivering a variety of health and wellbeing services in the community, with a particular focus on those who are financially disadvantaged.  …
Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand was established to address the critical, contemporary issues facing women, girls and families. We work to advance equity and social justice, and to support our…
AnglicareSA

AnglicareSA

For more than 160 years, AnglicareSA has supported South Australians in need. Our 1,800 employees and 400 volunteers support more than 45,000 people each year through a broad range of…
Office for Women

Office for Women

The Department of Human Services (DHS) brings together a range of services, funding and policy responsibilities which together support fairness, opportunity, and choice for all South Australians. DHS has lead…
Deakin University

Deakin University

Top 1% of universities worldwide*  As one of Australia’s leading tertiary education providers, Deakin offers a personalised experience enhanced by world-class programs and innovative digital engagement. We lead by creating…
UniSA

UniSA

UniSA STEM links engineering, mathematics, science, defence, cybersecurity, construction management, environmental science, aviation, information management, information technology and project management, harnessing the connections across disciplines to bring big ideas to…

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