Financial Basics Foundation
Suncorp partners with one of Australia’s leading providers of financial literacy, the Financial Basics Foundation, to improve the financial knowledge of young people.
The Financial Basics Foundation is a financial literacy not-for-profit organisation with a vision of educating young Australians about managing their money to ensure a secure financial future. They offer a range of products for high school teachers including online resources and modules, and ESSI Money, an online game designed to teach students about earning, saving, spending and investing.
In 2016, Suncorp partnered with Financial Basics Foundation as part of our commitment to supporting financial literacy in young people. Together, we want to give every young person the knowledge, skills and confidence to manage their money to ensure stronger financial futures for younger generations, their families and our customers.
ESSI Money Challenge
An annual highlight of the partnership is the Suncorp ESSI Money Challenge, a two-week competition held in schools across Australia. Teachers register their class to play the ESSI Money game and the most successful student in the 12-15 and 16-18 age range wins $1,000 for themselves and $4,000 for their school. In 2017 over 170 Australian schools and 3,000 students were involved in the Challenge.
To learn more about Financial Basics Foundation or to register your class for ESSI Money visit: www.financialbasics.org.au