Bridges Community Program

Partnering with The Smith Family

We are pleased to be a national community partner for The Smith Family, with a key focus on supporting the delivery of their financial education program. The program, which allows students to gain a Certificate 1 in Financial Services, is aimed at disadvantaged children between 15 and 17 years of age.

The program equips students with financial know-how and tools to increase their confidence making financial decisions. Many of the participants come from homes where both parents are unemployed with little formal education. The program will enable them to take charge of their own money as well as their family’s.

Our involvement in this initiative aligns perfectly with our business because we exist to help people make sound financial decisions. The opportunity to provide skills to the most financially disadvantaged members of the community is a cause we are extremely passionate about. We are looking forward to seeing the positive difference this partnership can make to the community. In addition, our network of financial planners are looking forward to the opportunity to become actively involved in their local communities by participating in programs such as ‘iTrack’, an online mentoring program.

- Nathan Stanton, CEO of Bridges Financial Services

The IOOF Foundation is supporting this initiative and to date have invested over $700,000 in this partnership since 2016.

For further information on the program, please email