New giving circle makes first grants
GIVING circle 100 Women has delivered its first three grants.
Chairwoman Alicia Curtis, of Karawara, said the grants would empower hundreds of women by increasing their independence, improving their health and boosting their self-esteem.
The grants went to Zonta House Refuge Association, Opportunity International and the Global Development Group.
Zonta House Refuge Association received $40,000 to fund Positive Pathways to Safety for Women and the Community, a preventative program assisting women to lead more independent, safe and fulfilling lives.
“We are delighted to have awarded our inaugural grants to these transformational programs that also have the potential for long term impact,” Ms Curtis said. “The hard work of our committee, the support of our ambassadors and the enthusiasm of members has made this dream come true.”
Four micro grants of $1000 were awarded to McCauley Community Services for Women, SIMaid 1000 Stoves Project, World Vision Australia and BrainLink – Celebrating Strong Women.
South Perth resident and 100 Women ambassador Rabia Siddique said it was an inspiring role.
“To have the opportunity to play my part in inspiring and empowering girls and women to be the best version of themselves and realise their dreams is a joy,” she said.
A Perth based giving circle, 100 Women launched in March. It enables everyday people to be involved in creating a world where all women and girls can live safely with access to health, education and economic freedom.
Rabia Siddique, Kim Gibson, Glenda Scott, Kelley Chisholm and Kristy Rodwell.