Giving

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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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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Celebrating Eve Mahlab AO: Feminist. Philanthropist. Trailblazer.

"It's always struck me why money for building bridges is considered investment but money for childcare is a cost," said Eve to firm applause. "The VWT is simply the most effective organisation for advancing women and girls in Australia. VWT works at the top to influence public policy and it works at the bottom, to give grants to those who need it."

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VWT launches groundbreaking Robyn Mason Sub-Fund

The Victorian Women’s Trust recently launched a ground-breaking fund that will support initiatives focused on the safety of regional and rural women. The Robyn Mason Sub-Fund is named after one of Australia’s most passionate feminists; a social worker and academic whose work contributed meaningfully to improving the lives and citizenship of women living outside metropolitan boundaries.

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Artists for Equality — Breeana Dunbar, Bri Hammond and Hilary Walker.

We had the good fortune of working with stellar photographers and dream weavers Breeana Dunbar, Bri Hammond, and Hilary Walker on our biggest event ever. Entitled Breakthrough, this event ran over 25-26 November and featured 100+ speakers and performers (like Tanya Plibersek, Tara Moss, Leigh Sales, Yassmin Abdel-Magied and many, many more) all channeling their energy into what is required to ensure a flourishing, equal future for all. It was bold, ambitious, and way more fun then we could ever imagined.

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Last Minute Gifts for the Feminist in Your Life

The silly season is upon us! Need some help with gift ideas? We’ve got you sorted. Put your money to a good cause this year and give a gift that gives back. Here are our top 10 pressie tips for the feminists in your life: 1. Ecopads Ecopads Australia is a social enterprise making perfectly imperfect cloth pads. With each purchase a cloth pad is sent to a girl or woman in need, in support of women's health and choice. The cloth pads are made with love and aim to protect the environment, provide...

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Say hello to the Print Department!

Meet our lovely loyal VWT printers — The Print Department!  They are a key partner on Breakthrough 2016 and we are beyond excited to be working alongside them. The Print Department are a young, dynamic, flexible, experienced and hard-working team. They have a reputation of establishing lasting relationships with clients, including us here at the Victorian Women's Trust. Focusing mostly on design, artwork, print production, mailing, the Print Department offers a range of products and services including print consultancy, design (graphic, forms, web) digital printing, offset printing, direct marketing, tender/presentations, mail house management, online solutions,...

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