Financial Hub

Wunan Foundation's Financial Hub is an initiative aimed at providing financial support and services to Aboriginal people in the East Kimberley. The hub offers a range of services such as financial literacy and training to Aboriginal people. Our goal is to promote economic self-sufficiency and improve financial outcomes for our people.  

Wunan’s Emergency Relief & Material Aid Program is designed to provide quick financial assistance to individuals and families facing an immediate crisis and unable to pay their bills. 

With the COVID-19 pandemic creating a growing need for emergency relief, the team supported requests for aid during the pandemic, averaging 26 requests per day. The funds, ranging from $100 to $5,000, are used to provide critical support, such as food and shelter, for families in the East Kimberley area. In response to the high demand, additional funds were provided under a Deed of Variation to help meet the growing need for emergency relief. 

With major banks closing in Kununurra, our team is witnessing clients experiencing financial hardship, exacerbated by the loss of full access to cash. It's anticipated that the last bank in Kununurra, Commonwealth, will shutter by the end of 2023. Our focus is on assisting clients in accessing their funds through online banking services and navigating banking technology during this transition.