Banksia Gardens Community Services is a vibrant neighbourhood house and community service organisation located in the heart of Broadmeadows. With a strong commitment to community development and action research principles, their programs focus mainly on early childhood, education and training, young people, environmental sustainability and community participation and advocacy. More than 30 groups and Associations are based at the centre.
Banksia Gardens in Broadmeadows developed Girls’ Circle which is a creative self-development program for vulnerable girls aged 8-15 from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
This grant was proudly funded by the Prue Myer Sub Fund, established by the Trustees of the Victorian Women’s Benevolent Trust.
The Sub Fund supports projects for immigrants and refugees and other disadvantaged girls and young women that:
Grant type: Sub Fund
Amount: $10,000 grant
Following on from the success of the Girls’ Circle in Broadmeadows, and the pilot program in Meadow Heights, in 2020 Banksia Garden established a new iteration of the program at Kenley Court Neighbourhood House. There they will assist over 200 members of the local community, including 150 refugees from countries such as war-torn Syria and Iraq.
Kenley Court Neighbourhood House Girls’ Circle aims to: