About Us:

Seeds of Hope Community Services was birthed by Genesis Church in 2005. It is a non-profit organisation that has been working in and supporting various community projects in Nerang for almost 10 years. Our aim is to bring hope and practical help to people in need within our community. These projects have included food parcels, backyard clean ups, community BBQ's, Community Vision Building dinners, backpacks for the homeless, community transport service, Christmas parties for kids in care, community leaders training and a breakfast program at a local primary school.

Seeds of Hope No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS) is another example of providing hope and practical help to people in the need in our community. Seeds of Hope NILS is located in Genesis Church at City Link Resource Centre, Carrara and provides individuals and families on a low income access to safe, fair and affordable credit. Seeds of Hope NILS has grown to more than 11 part time staff, mostly volunteers. Since 2011 it has issued loans for many essential items and in December 2016 issued it's 400th loan.

In 2014, we commenced Financial Choices with the sponsorship of the Sidney Myer Fund. Financial choices offers small short-term loans to rescue people from payday lender and rent / buy debt.

You could help in the ongoing effort to remove poverty from Australia through tax deductible donations supporting the work being carried out.

Peter's story: I couldn't get a look in through a bank.