The Smith Family
Saver Plus is a free matched savings and financial education program that matches participants’ savings, dollar for dollar, up to $500, for education costs such as uniforms, books, excursions, sports fees TAFE costs and laptops.
Participants set a savings goal for education costs, make regular deposits into a savings account over 10 months, and attend financial skills workshops. At the end of the program their savings are matched by ANZ, dollar for dollar, up to $500, to be used for education costs.
Parents and students are eligible to join Saver Plus if they meet all the following the criteria:
- be over 18 years old;
- have a Centrelink Health Care or Pensioner Concession card and receive an eligible Centrelink benefit;
- have some regular income from work (themselves or their partner) including casual, part-time, full-time or seasonal employment; and
- have a child enrolled at school (or enrolled to start school), or attend vocational education themselves.
What the service can help with
Education, including provision of education and programs addressing exclusion
Financial information and/or support
How the service is delivered
Information, Advice and Education
Support Services Financial assistance in the form of matched savings.
Services are available for
Parents and Carers
Age eligibility for children
18 - 25
To access the service, clients
Must be a health care card holder
Must live in Brighton; Burnie City; Central Coast; Clarence City; Derwent Valley; Devonport City; Glenorchy City; Hobart City; Huon Valley; Kingborough; Launceston City; Latrobe; Meander Valley; Northern Midlands; Sorell; Waratah/Wynyard; West Tamar
• have some regular income from work and have a child enrolled in education
Cost of service
Is a referral required?
No referral required
How do clients access the service?
Client responsible for transportation to service