Saver Plus is a free matched savings and financial education program that matches participants’ savings, dollar for dollar, up to $500, for education costs such as uniforms, books, school trips, sports fees and laptops.
About Saver Plus
Saver Plus was developed by Brotherhood of St Laurence and ANZ in 2003 and is delivered in Tasmania by The Smith Family. It is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services and ANZ.
Participants set a savings goal for education costs, make regular deposits into a savings account over 10 months, and attend financial skills workshops. At the end of the program their savings are matched by ANZ, dollar for dollar, up to $500, to be used for education costs such as uniforms, books, excursions, sports fees, laptops and more.
Is Saver Plus suitable for families at your school?
Parents are eligible to join Saver Plus if they meet all the following the criteria:
- be over 18 years old;
- have a Centrelink Health Care or Pensioner Concession card and receive a Centrelink benefit;
- have some regular income from work (themselves or their partner) including casual, part-time, full-time or seasonal employment; and
- have a child enrolled at school (or enrolled to start school), or attend vocational education themselves.
Please find below further information on the program: