Evolve Housing consults with residents to provide you with programs and services that best support you. We offer financial assistance to improve your health and wellbeing, improve your standard of living, and to take important steps towards vocational training and finding employment.
High School Help grant
We are able to provide funding of up to $10,000 worth of tutoring costs and school support over 3 years to help our resident high school children who need assistance with their studies. This program recognises the importance of education to social housing residents in helping to break the cycle of disadvantage.
High School Help applications are now closed for 2019.
Keep Educating Yourself (KEY) grant
Evolve Housing provides funding of up to $4,500 over 3 years to assist eligible residents of all ages who are undertaking tertiary education. The grant is provided to help you to cover expenses needed for the course, such as TAFE, trade school or university courses. The Tertiary grant program recognises the importance of education to social housing residents in helping to break the cycle of disadvantage.
No Interest Loans
Evolve Housing an accredited No Interest Loan Scheme provider, and can facilitate access to fair loans for our residents.
The No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS) is run by Good Shepherd Microfinance and allows individuals and families on low incomes to access safe, fair and affordable credit to purchase essential items.
Loans are available for up to $1,500 for goods and services including fridges, washing machines and medical procedures.
Repayments are set up at an affordable amount over a 12 to 18 month period, and importantly, there are no fees, interest or charges meaning that borrowers simply pay back the loan amount and are not burdened by unfair terms or extra costs
For more information about NILS, contact Evolve’s Community Development team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 1800 693 865.
Evolve provides eligible residents with grants of up to $700 for children (under 18 years) to participate in physical or cultural activities including sport, scouts and cultural dance. This program enables school aged children in Evolve households to participate in programs that contribute to their health and wellbeing and ensure they remain connected to their local community.