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!
Spend your lunch on Friday, 22 May tuning in to this special event. Jo will bring her in-depth experience in the community sector and as CEO of Family Life to this presentation about MWF’s 2020 grant focus areas: Family Violence, Homelessness and Older Women’s Issues. She will also discuss 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.
This event is free!
At this event, MWF Grants Committee members will present information on each of our three Signature Grant Finalists and three Nurturing Grant finalists. You’ll hear about the organisations themselves and the programs they are proposing. Each program focuses on at least one of our 2020 grant areas—Homelessness, Family Violence and Older Women’s Issues—relating to vulnerable women and families in Melbourne. Additionally, our 2019 grant winners, Lighthouse Foundation and Scarf, will report on their progress to date.
For our $80,000 Signature Grant, the finalists are Margaret Tucker Hostel for Girls, Birth for Humankind and Domestic Violence Victoria.
For our $35,000 Nurturing Grant, the finalists are Family Access Network, Housing for the Aged Action Group and Self Help Addiction Resource Centre.
Reminder: only individuals who have joined and fully paid their annual membership by 30 June can vote for the organisations they feel should win these grants at our 16th July Awards Celebration. To join or renew, please click here.