Community Development worker – NILS Expansion

Kids-Drawing-House-300In Nov 2008, SHAC undertook a two year Consultancy Agreement to employ a Community Development Worker to support the expansion of the No Interest loan Scheme (NILS) and identify opportunities to promote financial inclusion in the Far North.

There are now twelve NILS programs within the Far North providing access from approximately twenty access points stretching from the Outer Islands in the Torres Strait to Charters Towers in the South West.

A significant number of workers across the Far North community have also undertaken training in financial literacy and consumer advocacy which is essential to building the financial capacity of low income earners in our region.