Essie (Agnes) Burbridge OAM came to the attention of the Victorian Women’s Trust when she was nominated to be part of the ‘Ordinary Women Extraordinary Lives’ exhibition in 2001.
Inspired by Essie’s community work in Melbourne’s western suburbs and her desire to challenge racism and promote social cohesion, the Trust initially established the Essie Burbridge Community Award and then the Sub-Fund in her name.
The Essie Burbridge Sub-Fund supports projects that
We welcome donations to this Sub-Fund. All contributions help build the financial pool for making grants and are fully tax-deductible.
VIRWC exist to provide a better space for multicultural women and for that, everyone must work, talk, learn and be visible together.Read more
Would you like to make lasting impact in the community? Are you passionate about strategic, gender-wise philanthropy?
Establishing a Sub-Fund within the Victorian Women’s Benevolent Trust is a practical and lasting way for you to strategically invest in advancing opportunities or reducing barriers for women and girls in Victoria without any administrative burden.