When we think about retirement, we think that life will get a little easier – taking it slower and enjoying the simpler things in life. We don’t ever really think that life might just get harder. But the reality is that older women are the fastest growing group of people at risk of homelessness.
“This grant is a vital contribution to our grassroots innovation with older women to grow their awareness about the financial skills and resources available to help them be more secure for the future, and to enable them to age well with control over their own circumstances”
– Jo Cavanagh OAM, CEO Family Life
Organisation: Family Life
Sub-Fund: Fleur Spitzer Sub-Fund
Amount: $9, 539
Family Life completed Phase 1 and is in Phase 2 of the Catch Up project, securing futures for older women. This grant will support Phase 3 of the project—a practical Tool Kit, to build awareness of women’s concerns, empower help-seeking, and guide women to navigate available information and services to mitigate vulnerability as they age.
A video series that empower girls to make fun, safe decisions about their bodies.
Engage women from the African-Australian community who face barriers to employment
Women who are incarcerated to create a music video telling their own stories.
Increasing the number of girls and women participating in decision-making in their schools, communities and broader society.