Family Finance’s community responsibility is shown in their sponsorship initiative of driver’s licences. They aim to lessen the large number of over 25 year olds in the area who do not have any or learner’s etc licences. Often this is because the $80 – $115 needed to sit the license is not available as the family’s disposable income is not sufficient to allow this and it is often postponed as non essential.
In order to be sponsored for a drivers license, applicants must:
- have a birth certificate,
- be over 25 years of age and
- complete Familiy Finance’s application form.
You will only be sponsored once so you need to learn your road code and practise driving etc. If you do not have a ‘legal’ car then Family Finance may lend you a vehicle to sit your restricted or full car license in. It is at Family Finance’s discretion if they sponsor you.
You do not need to have a loan with Family Finance, and anyone over 25 years can apply.
By attaining your restricted or full license, this takes another burden off you i.e. you can then drive legally, and this helps make you and your family safer. The local community benefits as a whole as more legal drivers makes for safer roads. In 2007 Family Finance provided 28 individuals with funds to upgrade their driver’s licenses. In 2008 this sponsorhip had grown to 42 and 2009, 51 individuals have had their licenses sponsored .