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Enhancing Economic Security

We all want our children to grow up strong, healthy and educated.  We want to give our kids more opportunities than we had. And we want them to have a good start in life.  

These aspirations are universal, yet still seem beyond reach for many new Australians in Victoria. Newly arrived migrant and refugee women are confronted with multiple barriers as they search for pathways to social inclusion and economic security.  

“This grant will assist us to offer vital programs for women and girls in Melbourne’s west.

This grant will mean we can increase the financial capability of women from newly-arrived communities through a financial literacy program that has proven to give women increased confidence to access and engage with financial services and systems.

The support of VWT also means we can develop and run a strengths-based leadership program, Lead On Again, which will develop leadership confidence skills and opportunities of young refugee and migrant women in Melbourne’s west.”

– Louise Sadler, Gender Equity Manager

Organisation: Women’s Health West
Grant Type: Small Grant
Amount: $10,000
Year: 2018-2019

Women’s Health West’s Enhancing Economic Security is a mentoring and leadership program for young women, helping them to engage with their local community whilst enhancing their employment prospects. This program is designed to improve young women’s financial capability, with a specific focus on supporting newly arrived migrant and refugee women in building a future for themselves and for their children.

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A special thank you to the Phyllis Connor Memorial Trust for supporting this project. 

Grants 2018-19

Dial a Sista
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Dial a Sista

An initiative in Dandenong that will provide women training, employment and support.

Healthy Parents, Thriving Children
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Healthy Parents, Thriving Children

Helping families struggling with financial hardship, mental health problems, drug or alcohol abuse, social isolation or special needs.

Let’s Talk Money
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Let’s Talk Money

Supporting migrant and refugee women to find pathways to financial stability.

Women surviving and thriving with ME/CFS
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Women surviving and thriving with ME/CFS

Educating sufferers, service providers, medical professionals and community groups on the impacts of living with ME/CFS.

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