Education

Sydney Women’s Fund Future Changemaker Scholarships

Harding Miller Education Foundation, Be Kind Sydney, Sydney Community Foundation, Sydney Womens Fund, Our Community Pantry, Sydney women charity, Covid-19

Supporting gifted girls facing disadvantage to reach their academic potential. These scholarships are awarded in partnership with Harding Miller Education Foundation. with practical financial support and a mentor in a 4 year program through years 9-12. 35% of girls are refugees and new to Australia, and 16% live in Out of home care, many are from impoverished homes, Indigenous families, or live with domestic violence and family breakdown.

Receiving a computer, high speed internet, homework support, and funds for uniforms, subject fees, excursions and constant support of a mentor, enables students to build confidence, knowledge of financial responsibility and academic success.

Funding Target
$22,000

A Gift of Just
$1,000 will pay for high speed internet and PC support for 12 months

Continuing Multi-year Program

Creative Connection: Out of home care & Youth Justice

Heaps Decent, Be Kind Sydney, Sydney Community Foundation, Sydney Womens Fund, Our Community Pantry, Bushfire Recovery, NSW Bushfire, Covid-19

Each week Heaps Decent takes a portable creative production studio to run workshops for girls aged 12 to 17 living in refuges, Out of home care and in Youth Justice.

These girls are experiencing adversity and challenges so disproportionate to their age and coping skills. It impacts severely on their emotional wellbeing and mental health. Many are also terribly isolated and lonely.

Using digital media, participants are guided by artists to create their own songs, electronic music and visual content The visits are fun and uplifting. Together they learn new skills, create friendships and a sense of belonging.

Funding Target
$16,500

A Gift of Just
$2,000 will cover 8 weekly group sessions of hands on creative learning in a refuge or youth justice centre

2020 New Project

Young Women’s Marketplace Employment Hub

2Connect, Be Kind Sydney, Sydney Community Foundation, Sydney Womens Fund, Our Community Pantry, Social enterprise sydney, Covid-19

The Young Women’s Marketplace Employment Hub run by 2Connect will start a micro business incubator for young women to gain skills in product development, marketing and budgeting. Together they will learn how to launch a new product or service as a micro business as part of a group social enterprise.

Young women aged 17–25 from culturally/linguistically diverse & Aboriginal backgrounds, newly arrived & refugees, LGBTQI, and those with disability, will learn to identify their strengths, skills and areas of interest.
They can take action to overcome financial vulnerability, and discrimination to increase their employment opportunities.

Funding Target
$11,000

A Gift of Just
$1,000 will help a young woman identify her strengths and develop a product for launch

2020 New Project

BUMP – Mentors for Young Mums

Raise Foundation, Be Kind Sydney, Sydney Community Foundation, Sydney Womens Fund, Our Community Pantry, Social enterprise sydney, Covid-19

BUMP is a powerful mentoring program for at-risk young mums run by Raise Foundation empowering them socially and emotionally to re-engage in life, education and employment.

BUMP has already reached over 500 girls and recently found half of the participants (52%) have direct experience with domestic violence.

Working with vulnerable young pregnant girls and new mum’s in Parramatta & Dee Why, BUMP offers weekly mentoring by a local volunteer mum and support of a dedicated counsellor to increase their confidence in their parenting abilities and develop a plan for their education and future employment.

Funding Target
$11,000

A Gift of Just
$325 provides an experienced counsellor for weekly sessions

Continuing Multi-year Program

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