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Have you been impacted and left a domestic or family violence situation?

The Assistance Beyond Crisis (ABC) loan program offers no interest loans for people who have experienced and left a domestic or family violence situation. The loans provide immediate financial assistance where no other options are available, and can include finance for:

  • Legal costs

  • Household goods/white goods

  • Vehicle related costs

  • Childcare/education costs

  • Housing related costs

  • Medical/dental expenses 

  • Electrical/electronic items

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for the program, you must:

  • Have experienced and left a domestic or family violence situation

  • Live or work in the ACT or surrounding NSW region

  • Have a moderate income (approximately $50,000 - $100,000 per annum) 

How much can you borrow?

You can apply to borrow up to $5,000, with a maximum loan term of 3 years. However this will be determined on your capacity to repay the loan. If the item(s) you wish to purchase or the service(s) you require cost more than $5,000 you are required to contribute your own funds to make up the difference. 

Application process

A referral form* must be completed and submitted prior to making an appointment.

Referral forms can be obtained from Community Service Organisations who provide support for people impacted by domestic violence (DV) clients such as, but not limited to:

  • Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS)

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Allied health services or medical professional

Referral forms forms can also be downloaded from this website by clicking here or you can call the Microfinance Caseworker by calling us on (02) 6257 1788 or emailing abc@carefcs.org 

*Please note that you can apply for an ABC loan directly, even if you do not have a referral form from one of the aforementioned organisations. 

Once we have received your referral form or application, a Microfinance Caseworker will contact you to discuss your application.

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ABC forms

About the ABC program

If you are interested in applying for an Assistance Beyond Crisis (ABC) loan or would like more information please contact us.

02 6257 1788 

ABC referral form

ABC application form