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YWCA Canberra Great Ydeas program: applications now open

Each year, YWCA Canberra provides small grants of up to $2,000 to women across Canberra through the Great Ydeas program. The funding can be used to launch a new idea or project, undertake education or training opportunities, or provide seed funding for a small business, for example. Applications are now open for 2017.

This year, they have the biggest pool of funding to date on offer, with a total of $20,000 in general and specialised grants available. Including:

  • YWCA Canberra’s Great Ydeas Grants provide $8,000 in generalised funding available for a woman of any age to receive a grant of up to $2,000.

  • The NAB Great Ydeas Innovate Grant provides up to $2,000 for a girl or young woman aged 12-21, to pursue an entrepreneurial activity, such as a social enterprise start-up, or small business idea.

  • The Australian Catholic Super Great Ydeas Enrichment Grant provides up to $2,000 for a young woman aged 12-25, to reach her potential through personal development.

  • The Soroptomist International ACT Monaro Great Ydeas Diversity and Inclusion Grant provides up to $2,000 for a woman of any age, identifying as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, culturally or linguistically diverse, LGBTQI+, or a woman with a disability.

  • The EY Great Ydeas Creativity Grant provides up to $2,000 for a woman of any age to support a project, artwork, production, or business idea focusing on architecture, dance, visual arts, literature, film production, music, or theatre.

  • The Microsoft Great Ydeas STEAM Start-Up Grant provides up to $2,000 for a woman of any age to pursue an entrepreneurial venture and/or small business in the science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics arena.

  • CRBIN Mentoring/Lean Startup Workshop Series, which is available to one successful grant recipient. 

Please visit their website for more details and to find out how to apply. Applications close 30th March 2017.

Updated:  7 November, 2012/Responsible Officer:  Convenor, Gender Institute/Page Contact:  Web manager, Gender Institute