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Firmer Foundations is no longer taking applications.

Thank you for your interest in the Firmer Foundations program.

Firmer Foundations is not taking any new clients. The program is ending  30 June 2023.


Good Shepherd offers a range of financial wellbeing programs. To learn more please click here

About Firmer Foundations for NSW residents

Firmer Foundations is a free coaching program for women who want better financial wellbeing.

Financial capability coaching provides a non-judgmental, confidential space to explore your goals around money, and we draw on your strengths and value your choices.


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What Firmer Foundations offers

Individual coaching: Provide one-on-one financial capability coaching to help you identify the challenges you face and make positive steps to achieve your money goals.

Group coaching: Present key topics combined with interactive activities to build your confidence and reach your money goals in groups within the local communities.

Training for community workers and industry agencies: Introduce coaching concepts and tools equipping community workers the skills and confidence to have empowering financial capability conversations with clients.

By setting personal goals, you can:

  • build confidence dealing with money
  • enhance your budgeting skills
  • explore income and education options
  • save for your goals
  • increase your knowledge, including rights and entitlements

All women are welcome. Interpreting support is available.

For more information, email

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440 Marrickville Road,

Marrickville NSW 2204

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