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Social Enterprise Employment Scholarships

Sydney Women's Fund, The Office Space, Liverpool Neighbourhood Connections, Sydney Women's Charity

With ongoing SCF SWF support, Liverpool Neighbourhood Connections (LNC) has grown from one to five social enterprises. Creating 4,846 hours of work for disadvantaged women in Western Sydney, $145,409.65 wages were paid to local women last financial year.

For women who have taken up the challenge to change their life, these scholarships help them take the next step into employment. Offering education and work experience, LNC’s strong employment pathways break down barriers of disadvantage whether they be cultural, language based or financial.

Alleviating financial stress for their families, the women take great joy and pride in the role model they become for their children.

Funding Target
$16,500

A Gift of Just
$8,250 provides one woman with part-time employment for 12 months

$180 will employ a woman for a week

Continuing Multi-year Program

Indigenous Women’s Career Mentoring


Continuing Multi-year Program

Sydney Women’s Fund: Portrait III Research recently found an alarming 44% of women had experienced discrimination in the last 12 months.
Almost a third reporting their mental health (32%) and career (31%) suffering, with income (20%), personal relationships (17%) and physical health (11%) also affected.

For many Alumni of CareerTrackers – they are the first in their family to graduate from university and work in the private sector. This mentoring program will accelerate the careers of 20 Indigenous women, connecting them with a supportive, dedicated mentor and a network of industry leaders and professionals.

Funding Target
$22,000

A Gift of Just
$1,000 enables support for one indigenous young woman to receive 12-months professional mentoring & coaching

Aunty: Role models for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander girls

During their work, 3Bridges Aboriginal Services as found a large group of young women who have big dreams about what their futures could be. They are bright, but struggling to stay at school. Each has a strength that is worth investing in. What they are all missing is an older female role model, to show them how to achieve their dreams.

This project will deliver a successful older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mentor to young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women from vulnerable and complex backgrounds. It will help these girls rediscover their strengths, connect them to culture and community, and become role models for others.

Funding Target
$22,000

A Gift of Just
$1,500 will allow fifteen young girls to participate in a team building activity with their caring and successful role model

2020 New Project

Access to Empowerment – Redfern

Sydney Women's Fund, Sydney Youth Charity, Be Kind Sydney, Sydney Community Foundation, Whitelion,

Working to improve the financial independence and emotional wellbeing of women experiencing homelessness and/or victims of domestic violence. Run by WAGEC – Women’s and Girls Emergency Centre, this program provides wrap around holistic emotional and practical support to 100 women and guides them to employment and stability.

Women will experience improvement in their financial literacy, earning capacity and financial independence as well as their confidence and social connection. The program promotes partnerships with corporate and community groups and local social enterprises.

Funding Target
$26,500

A Gift of Just
$250 is a Skills for Work group for 12 women to learn resume writing, interview skills, and goal setting

Continuing Multi-year Program

My first job in Australia – Newtown

Sydney Women's Fund, Sydney Youth Charity, Be Kind Sydney, Sydney Community Foundation, Whitelion,

A paid work-experience Retail Training project to employ 4 young western Sydney refugee women (aged 18-28).

Over 6-months they’ll learn invaluable customer service and work-skills at social enterprise The Social Outfit in Newtown.

Research has shown that getting a first job in Australia significantly increases future employability, particularly for young refugee women.

Designed to build financial literacy, social and economic particpation for refugee women.

Funding Target
$27,500

A Gift of Just
$250 pays for a week’s paid work experience for a young woman from the refugee community

Continuing Multi-year Program

Women’s Employment Hub – Woolloomooloo & Chester Hill

Sydney Women's Fund, Inspiring Your Giving, Women Kind, Sydney charity, Domestic Violence, Women's Housing Company

Women’s Housing Company has a complex in the heart of Woolloomooloo and at Chester Hill. It’s Women’s Employment Hub brings together a community of women living in local social housing, and across the wider Women’s Housing Company tenant population.

Connecting women with employment opportunities, training and support, this program will seek to better the financial independence of women who have found a stable home, many following periods of homelessness.

Tenants have been pivotal in leading, participating and co-designing activities. New funding would allow expand to build on more digital and financial literacy.

Funding Target
$11,000

A Gift of Just
$150 helps an older woman learn smart phone skills to stay connected to friends, family and access health and other services requiring digital access

Continuing Multi-year Program

#Headstartt: Jobs & Skills for Young People – Fairfield

Sydney Women's Fund, Liverpool Neighbourhood Connections, Liverpool charity, Sydney Women's Charity, Be Kind Sydney, Sydney Community Foundation, STARTTS NSW

Now in it’s fourth year, Headstartt brings refugee and migrant young people out of isolation and into a positive support network, attracting up to 100 young people aged 14-24 each week.

Headstartt in Fairfield offers homework club, Job club, TAFE sessions, exercise, art projects, resume writing and mental health support. Initiated in partnership with Parents’ Cafe Fairfield Inc., STARTTS NSW works with Sydney Community Foundation to deliver this program.

Young people are offered positive alternatives, and encouragement away from crime, so they can provide for themselves and their families.

Funding Target
$55,000

A Gift of Just
$1,000 helps secure a highly trained youth worker to guide and mentor participants

Continuing Multi-year Program

Tech Savvy Me ( over 55’s) – Bankstown

Sydney Women's Fund, Inspiring Your Giving, Women Kind, Sydney charity, Domestic Violence, Community Support Services, CSS Village Bankstown

Keeping older Australian’s connected with tech savvy skills. As communication moves online and customer service is digitised, more and more senior Australians are struggling to keep across the advancements.

From staying in touch with the grand children, to accessing medicare which can only be done by email, to staying relevant in an ageist job market, Community Support Services is making sure this generation stays connected.

Funds raised will purchase refurbished laptops and tablets and a tech savvy trainer.

Funding Target
$7,700

A Gift of Just
$100 will help participants navigate health and other services only available online such as medicare

2020 New Project

Women’s Sewing Circle- Bankstown

Many women in the Bankstown community, such as refugees, single mums, struggling families and more are often isolated at home.

Community Support Services offers women’s sewing lessons, providing social contact and valuable life skills, to improve daily life.

The classes offer a way to generate income and financially support themselves and their families.

Facilitated by a passionate designer, classes will
progress from beginner to advanced, one-off skill specific lessons, and expressive art classes for young people.

UPDATE: This program continues online with all participants connecting via a private Chat group. Video lessons are loaded and questions answered by the facilitator to keep the women connected. 

Funding Target
$5,500

A Gift of Just
$500 means struggling families can learn skills to start their own business from home

Continuing Multi-year program

Dinner for 4 – Heckenberg

Sydney Women's Fund, Liverpool Neighbourhood Connections, Liverpool charity, Sydney Women's Charity, Be Kind Sydney, Sydney Community Foundation

Making it easier for families to eat an affordable, healthy dinner.

Launched in 2017, Dinner for 4 prepares and packages a healthy meal for 120 families in Heckenberg Western Sydney.

Making 30-40 meals per week. Dinner for 4 creates new employment opportunities for disadvantaged women in Liverpool. Trained in safe food handling to pack parcels for delivery, women gain skills, work experience and paid 2 hours per week, for 40 weeks of the year.

Demand is growing for this project delivered by Liverpool Neighbourhood Connections.

Funding Target
$5,500

A Gift of Just
$2,400 secures 2 hours per week employment for a year to a woman in need, preparing the food parcels for families

Continuing Multi-year Program

The Village Pantry – Bankstown

Many families in the Bankstown community struggle to make ends meet and put food on the table. This project takes away the pressure of hunger. It enables parents and caregivers to know their childrens health and wellbeing is taken care of, while they find jobs to get themselves back on their feet.

Community Support Services co-ordinates fresh produce from Foodbank and Coles SecondBite.

Refugees, struggling families, and others in the community choose what they need. Anyone unable to pay gets food for free or those who can make a small contribution.

Funding Target
$7,700

A Gift of Just
$1,000 trains volunteers to prepare healthy food for locals for the year

Continuing Multi-year program

Sister School

This project will enable Global Sisters to support working age women to become financially independent through an innovative program that offers a pathway to self-employment. Equipped with the skills, knowledge, networks and self-belief to participate economically, participants can make a significant contribution to their own socio economic and financial wellbeing and that of their family and community.

Women’s unemployment, under-employment and income inequality are issues that exist in both low socio-economic areas of Sydney and within pockets of more affluent areas. This project will guide single women over 55, to greater economic resilience.

Funding Target
$5,500

A Gift of Just
$1,000 supports access to an innovative program on foundations for self-employment

Continuing Multi-year program

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