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Joan Hudson Sub-Fund

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The establishment of the Joan Hudson Sub-Fund reflects the desire of Rosemary Geer to honour her mother Joan Hudson.

The Sub Fund supports projects that provide:

  • positive and effective community supports for mothers and their children,
  • new and/or improved opportunities for respite care for mothers of children with high-need disabilities, or
  • practical support for young women from less advantaged backgrounds to access educational and academic opportunities.

After conclusion of a funded project, organisations are required to submit a Project Report and Financial Acquittal.


For more information please go to the grants FAQS.

Please email your completed report to



National Council of Jewish Women Caring Mums

$5,000 grant

Caring Mums is a confidential, home-based, free-of-charge and non-denominational program that provides emotional support to mums of newborn babies and women during pregnancy from a wide range of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. Caring Mums plans to reach out to support additional vulnerable, isolated and at-risk women in a new geographical area and continue and extend the capacity of the program. It will promote the program locally, training local residents as volunteers to add to its already diverse volunteer pool.

Birth for HumankindBirth Support Program for Socioeconomically Disadvantaged, Vulnerable Women

$1,738 grant

The birth support program gives women experiencing financial hardship and social disadvantage access to free pregnancy, birth and early parenting support. By coming alongside vulnerable women in a critical juncture in their lives – as they navigate pregnancy, child-birth and the newborn period and become mothers – Birth for Humankind turns what might have been a very lonely, overwhelming time into a time of celebration and validation, contributing to and creating happier and healthy mums and babies.


Eastern Domestic Violence Services, Melbourne eastern suburbs – EDVOS Playgroup and Training

$6,254 grant

This project will provide training to around 50 educators in 10 playgroups in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, so that these staff members are better able to support families and children experiencing family violence. EDVOS will also run a trauma-informed playgroup to promote and strengthen positive relationship between mother and their children aged 3-6 years.

“I shall pass through this world but once. If therefore there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do. Let me do it now’ let me not defer it or neglect it”

– Etienne de Grellet, French Quaker Cleric