There has been a strong response to our request for grant expressions of interest (EOI) for projects to support women and girls with 58 EOIs received from eligible organisations.
There was a great mix of projects put forward covering all areas of 100 Women support:
- Improve the economic empowerment of women from disadvantaged backgrounds; or
- Improve the health outcomes of women and girls; or
- Improve educational outcomes for girls and women; or
- Provide safety to women and girls at risk from rape, forced prostitution, sex trafficking or family violence.
100 Women Grants Chair, Kristy Rodwell says, “We are delighted to see projects from WA, across Australia and from countries further afield. 100 Women is proud to be able to be a catalyst for positive change for women and girls both locally and globally”.
Just some of the projects put forward for grant support include:
- Supporting young girls rescued from the sex trade move forward with their lives
- Employment training and opportunities for Aboriginal women prisoners
- Training and education to prevent female genital mutilation in Australia
- Broad career support for disadvantaged women entering or returning to the workforce
- Establishment of a regional Aboriginal midwifery model to improve pregnancy and birth outcomes
- Research study into the socioeconomic and psychological symptoms in breast cancer survivors
- Encouraging high schools girls from disadvantaged backgrounds to consider a career in engineering and support at university
- School mentoring for Aboriginal high school girls to support their attendance, retention and Year 12 outcomes.
The Grants Subcommittee, comprised of 100 Women members is now diligently reviewing and assessing all EOIs. The committee will come together for an assessment workshop at the end of the month to recommend those organisations that will be invited through to the second stage of our grant process.
“We receive so many EOIs from organisations doing great work in their community. The members of the grants subcommittee do an excellent job in identifying the high calibre proposals to take forward”, Kristy said.
It’s not too late to lend your financial support to this year’s grant round. 100 Women members collectively provide an opportunity to significantly change the lives of disadvantaged women and girls and show them they are not on their own. It’s time to join 100 Women and become a catalyst for positive change for women and girls both locally and globally. Your donation has a meaningful and significant impact. If we don’t step up, who will?
You can hear the direct benefits of one 100 Women grant from Scott Neeson, founder of Cambodian Children’s Fund at our next event on Friday 9 September. Tickets and more information available here.