Registrations are open!
MWF’s Virtual Grants Information Evening Thursday, 18 June
This event is a highlight of the MWF year and an important feature of our grants process. Grants Committee members will present information about our three finalists for our $80,000 Signature Grant and three finalists for our $35,000 Nurturing Grant, plus their proposed programs.
Finalists for the $80,000 Signature Grant
Organisation: Birth for Humankind
Project: Safer Beginnings: Supporting positive birth and early parenting experiences for pregnant women experiencing homelessness or family violence
Organisation: Domestic Violence Victoria
Project: Experts by Experience: Developing a business case and implementation plan for an independent industry body for Victim-Survivor Advocates
Organisation: Margaret Tucker Hostel for Girls
Project: Young Smart and Deadly Peer Education Program
Finalists for the $35,000 Nurturing Grant
Organisation: Family Access Network
Project: Building Better Futures
Organisation: Housing for the Aged Action Group
Project: Preventing Older Women’s Homelessness – Peer Education Program
Organisation: Self Help Addiction Resource Centre
Project: Understanding and Support Women’s Recovery & Housing Program
Only fully financial members can vote to award MWF’s Signature Grant and Nurturing Grant to the above deserving organisations at our 6th Annual Grants Award Celebration on Thursday, 16 July. To join or renew, please click here.
In Virtual Conversation with
Jo Cavanagh OAM
On Friday, 22 May, the MWF conducted its first virtual event: ‘In Virtual Conversation’ with Jo Cavanagh OAM. Jo brought her in-depth experience in the community sector and as former CEO of Family Life to this presentation about MWF’s 2020 grant focus areas: Family Violence, Homelessness and Older Women’s Issues. She also discussed how COVID-19 has made women’s needs in these areas even more acute, plus her thinking for the future and how we can collaborate to solve these crucial issues.
See her slide presentation below and/or listen to the event here.
Our sincere thanks to MWF member Simone Clancy of Yellowfin for enabling us to deliver our ‘In Virtual Conversation with Jo Cavanagh’ and Virtual Grants Information Evening!
Invitations with an Eventbrite booking link will be sent to members in June.
Everyone is asked to pay for their own food and drink.
Events Chair Lauren Sadler presents Johnson Recruitment as our host. Julie Reilly will speak about her Churchill Trust Fellowship then Gillian Hund talks about a Giving Circle Conference attended in USA.
‘Using Money as Medicine – Philanthropy’s Role as a Force for Social Justice’
Krystian Seibert is an advocate for philanthropy and the NFP sector. He is an Industry Fellow at the Centre for Social Impact at Swinburne University and writes about the sector for newspapers and magazines. His talk will be very engaging and informative!
Members will hear from our 2018 Grant Awardees and then from the Grants Committee about our 2019 Grant finalists: the organisations and the programs they would like to be funded by MWF.
Our 5th Annual Grant Awards event provides members with the opportunity to hear from our 6 Grant Finalists and then vote which organisations they wish to be awarded the Signature and the Nurturing Grants.
Buy your own drinks + snacks
Come and meet other members and friends in a relaxed setting. Members are encouraged to bring a guest to help us promote MWF membership.
Time to gather and have some fun with members to celebrate another great year. We will be supporting our Signature Grant Winner Scarf, whose trainees will be serving our food at the restaurant. Please bring some items for our charity of choice, “Groomed To Go”, details on Eventbrite booking page.