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The Park Community Network has recently made it a lot easier for people on low incomes to access No Interest Loans (NILS). NILS do not charge interest or fees. The loans are intended to prevent people being forced into predatory lending situations such as pay day lenders just to meet their needs.

NILS have reduced the paperwork involved in applying for a loan, broadened the eligibility criteria and are now flexible in how clients can apply. Geographic restrictions have been removed.

Loan Purpose

  • Loans can be for a wide range of things including:
  • Education costs (eg tablets, books, uniforms, camps, sports fees etc)
  • Furniture, white Goods & electrical items
  • Car registration and CTP
  • Medical, dental & optical costs
  • Home repair & outdoor equipment
  • Moving costs
  • Vet costs
  • Costs associated with social or economic participation (eg equipment, club fees, arts related costs etc)
  • Other items considered as requested

Loans cannot be for cash or to pay debts.

Loan amounts: Up to $1500

Eligibility

Applicants need to be on a low income which is defined as anyone receiving a Centrelink payment, singles earning under $45,000 net annually and couples or people with dependents earning under $60,000 net annually. This includes people on SRSS payments.

Applicants need to show a capacity and willingness to repay. Loans are not approved if it will put the applicant into further financial distress.

Repayments: Fortnightly for 12 months through Centrepay or Direct Deposit.

How to Apply

Forms are available online.

Download forms

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 9609 7400 (ex 105)

In person: The Parks Community Network, Wetherill Park Community Service Centre, Stockland Town Centre, 561 – 583 Polding St, Wetherill Park NSW 2164

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