Trust Journal

All About Our Latest Grants

The Victorian Women’s Benevolent Trust has just announced another great bunch of general grants and they are really worth taking a look at for their diversity and to get an understanding of the many important ways that women and girls can be supported in our community. The 2017 grants focus on promoting social inclusion and community cohesion, particularly in regional Victoria.  The funded projects address the needs of refugee and migrant families, or women or girls who are experiencing socio-economic disadvantage, lack of educational or training opportunities, or who live with...

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A sHero you need to know

We don’t often pause and reflect on the ground-breaking women who came before us, and we certainly don’t learn about women’s activism in school. Here's one woman you should know.

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Flippancy and Currency  

Being clueless about finances is pretty common. Luckily, there's some simple ways you can take charge of your money and your life.

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What is past is not dead

Christa Wolf’s maxim exhorts us not only to know as much as we can about our history; but to also understand that our present existence holds so much of our past.

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Australia’s farming women have not been absent, but unrecognised

Top image: Sallie Jones and cows, Jindivick, Victoria, 23 Nov 2016 Photographer: Catherine Forge Source: Museums Victoria An old riddle goes: a father and son are in an accident, killing the father and sending the son to intensive care. When the doctor comes to see the boy, the doctor says, "oh my god, that’s my son!”. Who is the doctor? Some are quick to suggest that the doctor is the boy’s other father, adoptive father or biological father, before it dawns that the doctor could be the boy’s mother. It is in the same...

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