Financial Skills

Financial Skills

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

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

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