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Calling Canberra women with innovative ideas: YWCA Great Ydeas 2015

YWCA Canberra is inviting Canberra women and girls to follow their dreams and aspirations, and apply for a Great Ydeas grant.

YWCA Canberra’s Great Ydeas small grants program provides grants of up to $2000 to local women and girls, so that they can pursue a professional development opportunity, pilot a project or business idea, or address a need in the community.

The program was launched by YWCA Canberra in 2010 in celebration of the organisation’s 80th anniversary. Since then, more than 25 women have received grants, including:

  • Country to Canberra, a program that brings rural girls to Canberra to meet women political leaders
  • Martial Women, a martial arts program for women and girls
  • participation in the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
  • For Purpose, a program supporting professional development for people working in the not-for-profit sector.

YWCA Canberra’s Executive Director Frances Crimmins says the grants offer a wonderful opportunity for Canberra women and girls to demonstrate their leadership and innovation.

Visit the YWCA webiste or see the full media release attached below.