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Humanitas Sub-Fund

For the first time in our history a mother daughter duo, Prue and Liz Brown, have established a Sub-Fund with the Victorian Women’s Benevolent Trust.

The Sub-Fund will support African women and girls in Victoria. It seeks applications from women from African countries living in Victoria, including those who are refugees or asylum seekers, enabling them to avail themselves of educational, employment and other economic opportunities in Australia.

Prue and Liz see that providing women and girls with education and opportunities is the key to making sure they have the best chance to reach their full potential. In establishing a Sub- Fund, they have taken their commitment to the next level, supporting the next generation of young African-Australian women and girls.

With large-scale immigration from Africa to Australia only a relatively recent phenomenon, Prue and Liz are aware of the some of challenges and discrimination faced by many African-Australians today. They’re also aware that there is little funding specifically for women and girls from African countries living in Australia.

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



“Culture does not make people. People make culture. If it is true that the full humanity of women is not our culture, then we can and must make it our culture.”



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.

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