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There Is Capacity

Being able to cover our daily living costs is something we all expect that we will be able to do when we grow up. And when we’re young we take the necessary steps to help achieve this, such as getting an education, training, volunteering and building our networks.

Yet despite taking these steps, many women with disabilities struggle to find suitable employment impacting their confidence and their ability to have some independence and control over their economic security.

“This grant will investigate and evaluate the supports provided to disabled women who are seeking work after a period of study. Currently, many fall through systemic cracks and fail to achieve the life-affirming goals associated with a successful transition into their chosen career.

The findings from the project will inform the establishment of a collaborative local network of community groups and agency supports. This model of collective mentorship ensures assistance is available during this uncertain stage of life by providing informed and relevant guidance to match each women’s individual situation.”

– Bev Hoffman, CEO

Organisation: Women’s Health Goulburn North East (WHGNE) and North East Local Learning and Employment Network (NELLEN)
Grant Type: Small Grant
Amount: $10,000
Year: 2018-2019

WHGNE and NELLEN will deliver a scoping project to identify the educational, vocational and community supports available to women with disabilities as they transition into employment in the Wodonga region. Stage 1 of a longer-term project, TIC will evaluate the community connections available currently. A framework will be established connecting the women to a community mentor network, relevant agencies, and programs. This project will make a real difference to the lives of women with disabilities who live in this region.

Back to 2018 grants

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

Grants 2018-19

Breastfeeding Friendly Workplaces: Return to Work Webinar
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Breastfeeding Friendly Workplaces: Return to Work Webinar

A free online webinar aimed at Victorian breastfeeding mothers and caregivers.

Design for Success
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Design for Success

Working with women who are financially excluded to enhance their small business skills and increase their capacity to earn a steady income.

Let’s Read Mother & Daughter
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Let’s Read Mother & Daughter

Providing new mothers from migrant and refugee backgrounds with baby books and literacy resources in both their mother tongue and English.

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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