This Sub-Fund has been created thanks to the vision and generosity of the Cain family.
Nancye’s unheralded story is one of lifelong dedication and kindness to many. For 30 years, she volunteered at Alkira working on fundraising activities; ten years at Kalparrin working with children with disabilities; and many years teaching migrant English as a home tutor.
John captured the public imagination as a reformist political leader. He was elected to the Victorian Parliament in 1976 and assumed the leadership of the ALP in 1981. He won three elections (in 1982, 85 and 88) and served as Victorian Premier for eight and a half years.
In markedly different ways, they gave so much of themselves in service to others, doing whatever they could to improve the world around them.
The Sub-Fund will fund projects for women, girls and gender diverse peoples with disability or disabilities, including hearing loss, in ways which:
• support their participation, civic engagement and leadership capacity;
• address barriers in society that prevent their full and equal enjoyment; and
• empower them to have independence, choice, and control in their own lives.
We welcome donations to this Sub-Fund. All contributions help build the financial pool for making grants and are fully tax-deductible.
In 2017, sixteen small grants were given for a range of projects that in one way or another will improve the lives of women and girls or women and their families.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.