Guide to Giving
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES FOR THE COMMON GOOD
NEWS  | 

Consumer Credit Fund – Research Grants


Friday, 26th March 2004 at 12:03 pm
Staff Reporter
The Consumer Credit Fund Advisory Committee is inviting applications from Not for Profits for grants to investigate credit legislation. The closing date is Friday 30 April 2004.

Friday, 26th March 2004
at 12:03 pm
Staff Reporter


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
Consumer Credit Fund – Research Grants
Friday, 26th March 2004 at 12:03 pm

The Consumer Credit Fund Advisory Committee is inviting applications from Not for Profits for grants to investigate credit legislation. The closing date is Friday 30 April 2004.

The Consumer Credit Fund was established by statute to provide grants to Not for Profit organisations for public education, advice and research in matters relating to the use of personal credit.

The Committee wants to encourage research relating to strategic consumer credit issues that are relevant to the effectiveness and efficiency of existing credit regulation.

The Committee has identified three initial research priorities. These are:
– The effectiveness of debt agreements – these instruments are an alternative to bankruptcy. There are concerns about the miss-selling of these agreements and the high charges imposed by those marketing them;
– Comparison rates – a review of the effectiveness of comparison rates
– Dispute resolution – who actually gets access to complaint handling schemes? Do low income and vulnerable consumers know how to exercise their rights?

Examples of possible areas for grant applications for public education, advice and research grants are:

– indigenous credit education,
– debt consolidation and mortgage minimisation practices,
– causes of, and solutions to, credit card over commitment,
– debt collection,
– credit reporting,
– overseas credit initiatives and trends,
– young people and credit, including role of M-commerce,
– effectiveness of the related sale provisions in Part 7 of the Uniform Consumer Credit Code,
– consumer credit literature review

The last round of grants disbursed from the Fund exceeded $200,000. In the past grants have ranged between $500 and $35,000. However the Committee is happy to recommend projects that are well in excess of this range for substantial and worthwhile projects.

Successful applicants will be required to complete a Funding Agreement with Consumer Affairs Victoria (CAV) to acknowledge and confirm the rights and obligations of both parties in completion of the funded activity.

Information about previous grants is available at www.consumer.vic.gov.au and searching on ‘Consumer Credit Fund’.

If you would like an electronic version of the Application Guidelines and an Application form in Word format just send us an email with Consumer Credit Fund Grants in the subject line to probono@probonoaustralia.com.au.



Guide to Giving

FEATURED SUPPLIERS


...


Yes we’re lawyers, but we do a lot more....

Moores

Brennan IT helps not-for-profit (NFP) organisations drive gr...

Brennan IT

Helping the helpers fund their mission…...

FrontStream Pty Ltd (FrontStream AsiaPacific)

More Suppliers

Tags : Grants,

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Susan Pascoe Appointed Head of Newly Formed Community Directors Council

Luke Michael

Friday, 22nd September 2017 at 5:21 pm

Recruitment Expert Says NFPs Need Thorough Process to Hire Honest Candidates

Luke Michael

Friday, 22nd September 2017 at 4:50 pm

Thinkers Look to Melbourne to Grow SA Purpose Economy

Wendy Williams

Thursday, 21st September 2017 at 4:44 pm

Mental Health Groups Call for Same-Sex Marriage to Prevent Suicide

Luke Michael

Thursday, 21st September 2017 at 4:24 pm

POPULAR

Moves to Stop Volunteering at Overseas Orphanages

Luke Michael

Wednesday, 13th September 2017 at 1:54 pm

Future Uncertain for Disability Organisations Following Funding Cuts

Wendy Williams

Tuesday, 19th September 2017 at 8:29 am

Majority of NFPs Are Not Believed to be Well-Run, According to New Survey

Luke Michael

Tuesday, 12th September 2017 at 4:14 pm

More Australians Are Giving Time Not Money

Wendy Williams

Monday, 11th September 2017 at 5:07 pm

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Guide to Giving
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

Get the social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!