The 2017 YOUNG WOMEN LEADING CHANGE GRANT PROGRAM recipients are:
NELLEN Amount: $4,989
Women Science Technology Engineering & Math (W-STEM)
Disability Advocacy and Information Service Amount: $3,000
Project: Enabling Women Albury & Wodonga
Co funded by Border Trust
Border Trust in partnership with the YWCA Albury Wodonga established the “Young Women Leading Change” Community Grants Program in 2009.
Grants are offered annually as part of the Border Trust Community Grants Program. Grant round opens 1 February.
General Information here.
The YWCA has a special focus on working for and with young women and fostering the development of young women’s leadership. See: http://www.ywca.org.au/associations/ywca-albury-wodonga.
YWCA Albury Wodonga Facebook.
This Program responds to the needs of young women and girls of our region by making grants to eligible organisations for innovative undertakings which reflect the mission and aims of the YWCA.
SPECIFIC GRANTING AIMS
The four priority policy areas of YWCA Australia are housing, economic security, health and violence against women. Generally grants will be applied to projects that have a special focus on working for and with young women and fostering the development of young women’s leadership.
Consideration will be given to community projects that will:
- promote and develop leadership skills in women and girls
- support women and girls across their lifespan recognising their different needs, interests and capacities at different stages of their lives
- value diversity and eliminate racism
- support reconciliation among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-indigenous Australians
- Support initiatives focused on preventing family violence.
Under normal circumstances, grants with an upper limit of $5,000 will be offered annually.
- Lie within the Border Trust’s Local Government Areas of Albury, Alpine, Corowa, Greater Hume, Indigo, Towong, Tumbarumba & Wodonga
- Organisations must be community based and function for charitable purposes with a registered ABN.
- Organisations with, and without, Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR Item 1) status are invited to apply.
- An auspicing body may be considered in exceptional circumstances (discuss with Border Trust prior to submitting your Application).
Albury Wodonga YWCA welcomes partnerships and encourages applicants to seek funds from a range of sources.
2016 “Young Women Leading Change” Grant Recipient
Youth Albury Wodonga Inc, for the North East Wilderness Leadership Project For Girls.
This Project was originally run by Youth Albury Wodonga Inc at Mittagundi in 2014. A ten day wilderness activity program, including trek and culminating in a graduation ceremony for young women aged 15-17, was so successful, the YWCA was keen to promote the continuation of this valuable program. http://www.youthalburywodonga.com/
See details of grants awarded at Stories from Grant Recipients .