The Financial Basics Foundation is a trusted independent charity that works with educators, students, finance professionals and others from around Australia to develop, produce and distribute financial literacy teaching resources free of charge to secondary schools.
Our Vision is for financial wellbeing for all young Australians
Our Mission (What we do)
Enhance the financial capability of young Australians by providing quality independent financial education resources.
The Financial Basics Foundation works with educators, students, finance professionals, creative and online e-learning experts from around Australia to develop, produce and distribute financial literacy teaching resources free of charge to Australian secondary schools.
Launched in February 2002, the Financial Basics Foundation was created (and initially funded) by Collection House Limited. Rather than continuing to support a wide variety of charities, the Board of Collection House decided a more effective use of its charity dollars would be to invest in programs that educate young people to better understand credit issues and equip them with the skills to manage their finances effectively.
In the last decade, the Foundation has become one of Australia’s leading not-for-profit organisations delivering financial literacy initiatives to young people. We have gained support and endorsement from Government, educational authorities and the corporate sector.
How do I access FBF resources?
Financial Basics Foundation has a streamlined registration process so that all members can have easy access to the range of Financial Basics Foundation resources and products. Become a Member today.
If you are already a Member and wish to access the resources, log in here.
Our programs are teaching resources, specifically designed for use in Australian schools. Financial Basics Foundation provides these resources free of charge to teachers working in Australian secondary schools and some charities, not-for profit organisations and individuals that provide direct financial literacy education to young people.
We are not currently able to provide access to our resources to organisations, students and individuals that do not meet this criteria.
If you are a student in an Australian secondary school, or a parent of a student in an Australian secondary school, we encourage you to speak with the relevant teacher(s) and encourage them to register via our website in order to access our resources.
The Financial Basics Foundation and Financial Basics Community Foundation are charities, registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (www.acnc.gov.au)
For information about how to make a donation, please contact us directly on (03) 9610 4919 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Financial Basics Foundation (ABN 90 114 612 270) is an Australian Public Company, Limited by Guarantee, with a license to omit the word “limited” from its name. Financial Basics Foundation is a registered Charitable Institution.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Directors on the board of the Financial Basics Foundation provide their time and expertise on a voluntary basis.
Research and Reports
Exploring Opportunities in Financial Education in Australia (September 2019)
Financial education is needed now more than ever and with high quality, free curricula and professional development for teachers readily accessible through a number of providers – should personal financial education be a standalone compulsory unit in the Australian curriculum. Read full report here
Annual Reports document our activities, achievements and financial performance for each financial year.
2018-2019 Annual Report
2017-2018 Annual Report
2016-2017 Annual Report
2015-2016 Annual Report
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