The Council of Single Mothers and their Children (CSMC) is a non-profit organisation founded by single mothers to improve both their lives and those of their children. CSMC offer telephone and email support, giving single mothers a greater voice and advocating for their rights in employment, income security, affordable childcare and housing and respectful treatment from government agencies.
This grant was proudly funded by the Ruth Owens and Kevin Lynch Sub Fund, established by the Trustees of the Victorian Women’s Benevolent Trust.
The Ruth Owens and Kevin Lynch Sub Fund provides practical help at critical times that can create real and lasting positive change for women experiencing socio-economic hardship. It supports grassroots projects that address and enhance educational and employment opportunities for:
Project: Who Looks After The Kids?
Grant type: Sub Fund
COVID-19 revealed the critical need for single mothers to be informed about their children’s rights should they pass away. This project will research and provide a legal kit with a checklist including: