CANCER COUNCIL PRO BONO PROGRAM
In June 2017, the FPA became involved with Cancer Council’s Pro Bono Financial Planning Referral Service.
The nationally structured referral program will help families affected by cancer, by connecting them with financial planners who can provide their services on a pro bono basis.
By facilitating the provision of these services, the program aims to contribute to the wellbeing of people affected by cancer by reducing stress and financial burden. We are calling on FPA members to come forward and generously donate their time to assist cancer patients and their families with a wide range of financial issues on a pro bono basis.
These issues may include:
- Accessing Centrelink benefits
- Applying for early access to superannuation and attached insurance benefits
- Developing a strategy for investing lump sum insurance payouts
- Developing a budget and ensuring regular cash-flow
- Planning for the financial future of their family.
looking for pro bono advice?
If you find yourself in need of financial assistance and counselling, the FPA recommends connecting with Financial Counselling Australia (FCA).
The FCA is the peak body for financial counsellors in Australia and assists people from all walks of life who may find themselves with money problems. Financial counsellors are non-judgmental, qualified professionals who provide information, support and advocacy to people in financial difficulty. Working in community organisations, their services are free, independent and confidential.
Find out more
If you would like more information on the FPA Pro Bono Program, email us or call 1300 337 301.