Thursday, 3 April 2014

SaverPlus - Financial Literacy and Matched savings for educational expenses.

Contact: Sophie McCarthy, The Smith Family
p: 6326 7716 or 0457 715 248   e: sophie.mccarthy@thesmithfamily.com.au

Inviting expressions of interest and school referrals
Location: Northern Tasmania

Intended Audience: Principals, teachers, social workers, business managers

The Saver Plus program assists lower income families to save for education costs and build their financial skills, knowledge and confidence. With the help of local schools more families have become aware of the program.

The program services Northern Tasmania from Launceston and surrounds through to the North-West Coast and North East.

Here are some ideas of activities schools can take to raise awareness:

- Run the attached Saver Plus notice in your newsletter.

- Display Saver Plus information in your front office, including flyers, brochures and posters.

- Identify and refer families who may be struggling to afford school costs.

- Invite me to speak to parents at a morning tea or deliver a free information session about the program.

- Utilise other communication methods within the school, such as text messaging parents, to inform families who could benefit from the program.

If you require any further information or material to distribute to parents please call or email Sophie McCarthy - Program Coordinator.

Please see flyer for further information.