The Union of Australian Women (Victoria) (UAW) spent seventy years highlighting the often hidden contribution of women to Victoria’s economic, cultural and political life.
In 2021, UAW Victoria—the last remaining UAW branch—dedicated their remaining funds to establish a Sub-Fund for the leadership, training and rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, girls, non-binary and gender diverse young people. Committed community members donated funds to this Sub-Fund in support of the UAW Vic.
The Sub-Fund continues UAW’s proud history of engaging with and being led by First Australian people. Some UAW members were Aboriginal women, leading members of the Aboriginal community spoke regularly at UAW meetings and several UAW members were affiliated with the establishment of the Aboriginal Advancement League and the Council for Aboriginal Rights.
The Union of Australian Women (Victoria) Sub-Fund will receive applications from Aboriginal organisations to fund projects which address
· Indigenous rights, leadership and training for Indigenous girls in Victoria
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.