Care offers a No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS) for people on low incomes to purchase essential household items such as fridges, washing machines, furniture or electrical appliances. Loans cannot be provided for bills, living expenses such as rent or repayment of debts. The maximum you can borrow is $1500.
APPLY FOR A NO INTEREST LOAN
How to Apply:
Ring us on 02-6257 1788 and request an application form be sent to you.
Download the application form by clicking here.
Once you have completed the application form, please return to:
PO Box 763, Civic Square, ACT 2608 or
Email it to us here
If you meet the eligibility criteria, the loans officer will contact you to arrange an interview to discuss your application.
For more information contact Care on 02-62571788.
Frequently asked questions
Am I eligible?
Do you live or work in the ACT?
Do you rent, own or are buying your current home?*
Can you show capacity to repay the loan over a 12–18 month period?
Do you hold a Centrelink Card?
Are you a worker on a low income?
What can be purchased with a No Interest Loan?
Whitegoods such as a fridge or washing machine
Household furniture such as a beds or sofa
Electrical items such as a television or computer
Health Aids such as a walking frame or sleep apnea device
How much can I borrow?
The maximum amount you can borrow is $1500. If the item you want costs more than $1500, you will need to have saved up the balance required before applying for the loan.
What happens next?
What happens at the appointment?
What happens if my loan is approved?
How do I pay the loan back?