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The Women’s Enterprise: Pathways to Employment

Everyone wants a chance for a decent life.  For most, this means a safe home, a job, a family and friends.  But sometimes, life doesn’t quite work out the way we’d planned.  

This is especially true for women experiencing homelessness, mental illness and extreme disadvantage.  For them, there can be a number of obstacles ahead to start building a better life.

“The Big Issue is grateful to be a recipient of this grant. With its support we are focussing resources on the management, growth and development of the Women’s Workforce, enabling us to employ additional homeless and disadvantaged Victorian women and expand their skillsets through professional development and training.”

-Lauren McCluskey, Partner Development

Organisation: The Big Issue in Australia
Grant Type: Small Grant
Amount: $10,000
Year: 2018-2019

The Big Issue’s (TBI) The Women’s Enterprise – Pathways to Employment project employs women experiencing both homelessness and significant social barriers by expanding their existing social procurement work for government and businesses. Through the project, TBI will grow the program by employing additional women. Every woman will be mentored with a personal goal setting plan, paid above Australia’s minimum casual wage, and will develop transferable skills which will enable them to transition to mainstream employment beyond TBI if they so choose.

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Grants 2018-19

Pink Warriors
Grants

Pink Warriors

Helping young newly arrived young women at Bendigo Kangan Institute.

Enhancing Economic Security
Grants

Enhancing Economic Security

A mentoring and leadership program for young women, helping them to engage with their local community.

Developmental Evaluation of BSL's 2Gen Program
Grants

Developmental Evaluation of BSL's 2Gen Program

Evaluate the effectiveness of young mothers intervention model and opportunities for further expansion in Australia.

Financial Literacy for Every Woman
Grants

Financial Literacy for Every Woman

Supporting women by looking at what’s not working for them financially and how best to address it.

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