Partnering with the Smith Family

From 2016, in the first four years of our partnership, Bridges provided significant financial support towards The Smith Family’s financial literacy program, which helped many young Australians to make more informed financial decisions. More recently, and due to the impacts of the COVID-19 situation on the community, our support has shifted to a more focused sponsorship of school students via the Flagship Learning for Life program.

This new phase of our partnership sponsors senior high school students through the Flagship Learning for Life program by providing:

  • financial support for school essentials, like uniforms and books
  • access to additional learning programs, which are tailored to each student’s needs
  • access to a dedicated team member at The Smith Family, who helps them get to school and stay at school.

This proven, three-pronged approach is helping these students build their life skills, grow their confidence, and develop the social and professional connections they need to complete their schooling and realise their potential.

For further information on the program, please email