Essie Burbridge Sub Fund

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

  • provide leadership and achievement in cross-cultural understanding, and strategies for combating racism;
  • promote values critical to a vibrant and non-racist society;
  • build bridges between European, Middle Eastern and Asian cultures; or
  • advance tolerance, compassion and understanding in the community.

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We welcome donations to this Sub Fund. All contributions help build the financial pool for making grants and are fully tax-deductible.

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