In collaboration with the National Australia Bank (NAB), Good Shepherd offers the AddsUP matched savings plan to people who have successfully completed at least one NILS or StepUP loan.

Following a discussion with a community worker about saving and setting realistic goals, the client opens a NAB account specifically for the purpose of saving. AddsUP does not specify what people need to save for.

Once an individual has saved $300, they have the opportunity to have these funds matched by NAB to a total value of $500.

AddsUP aims to help people on low incomes achieve their goals and further build on the financial discipline developed through repaying a loan.

To apply, clients should contact the program office who arranged their NILS or StepUP loan.

For more information, visit the NAB AddsUP page

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The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has announced that applications are now invited for NDIS Partners in the Community in identified areas of Queensland. In Queensland the NDIA is seeking Partners to deliver Early Childhood Early Intervention services and/or Local Area Coordination...
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The H ow to win grants webinar provides an introduction to the answers to all your grantseeking questions. Learn the secrets for easily winning more grants for your community organisation or school, and find out how to drastically increase the number of grants you can apply for without pushing...
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Applications are invited for one-off funding of up to $5,000 (GST exclusive) to hold awareness raising events, projects or activities during Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month in May 2018. Applications are invited for events, project and activities that aim to: promote partnerships and...
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Building disaster resilience is everyone’s responsibility and we all have a role to play in helping our communities cope with and recover from natural disaster. ‘All of this can be a challenge because you can’t manage what you can’t measure’ The Department of Communities, Child Safety and...
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Queensland Government media release Vulnerable families in Toowoomba will now have access to new intensive and specialist support services to help keep their children safely at home and out of the child protection system. Child Safety Minister Shannon Fentiman today visited Uniting Care Community,...
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Queensland Government media release The Palaszczuk Government is investing in family support services in Nerang and the surrounding areas. Through ongoing funding to Act for Kids and the Nerang Neighbourhood Centre families across the region are receiving the support they need. Act for Kids can get...
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Queensland Government media release Central Queenslanders experiencing homelessness or escaping domestic and family violence will receive a little extra care thanks to funding from the Palaszczuk Government’s Dignity First Fund. Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni said Clermont...
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White Balloon Day, 8 September, is Australia's largest campaign dedicated to preventing child sexual assault. Now in its 21st year, White Balloon Day unites communities, businesses, schools and organisations annually to break the silence on child sexual assault and make a commitment to protecting...
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The Queensland Council of Social Service is holding information sessions on how to save money on power bills - during August, September and October. Switch On... in your community is open to anyone in the local community to learn more about their energy costs. Are you receiving all the government...
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Applications are closing soon for the 2017-18 Celebrating Multicultural Queensland Events Grants. If you are a not‑for‑profit or charitable organisation and are planning to host an event in 2018 that will celebrate and promote intercultural connections, you have until 29 August 2017 to apply for...

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