There has been phenomenal growth in giving circles in Australia recently, so here’s a handy list to help keep track.
Capital Giving (previously ACT of Women Giving) Membership: $250, $500 or $1,000 – supporting advancing opportunities for women & girls through education or capacity building, social connection, career development, financial literacy or sport.
Impact100 Fremantle Membership: $1,000 – supporting Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing in 2017
Impact100 Melbourne Membership: $1,000 – supporting education – promoting learning – in 2017
Impact100 South Australia Membership: $1,000- supported positive outcomes for the youth (12 – 24 years) and/or mental health. The 2016/2017 grant was awarded to Youth Opportunities Association SA
Impact100 Sydney Membership: $1,000 – supported young people at risk. The 2016 grant was awarded to Leichhardt Women’s Community Health Centre
Impact100 Sydney North Membership: $1,000 – supporting young people at risk in 2017
Impact100 Tasmania Membership: $1,000 – grants open to any registered Tasmanian charity
Impact100 Western Australia Membership: $1,000 – grants across 5 focus areas – arts & culture, education, environment, family & community, health & wellness
Melbourne Womens Fund Membership: $1,000 x 3 years – grant applications by invitation, in health, education and wellbeing, benefitting women and families in greater metro Melbourne
The Channel, a giving circle Membership: $25, $50 or $100 per month – 2 circles – Haring (dgr) and Hampton (non dgr). First grants round focussed on Brave Representations – growing representations of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and sex characteristics in Australian culture – the arts, media and beyond
Women and Change – Queensland’s first giving group. Membership: $1,000. 2017 grant to a charitable organisation providing social welfare support to those in the community who are most disadvantaged.
So there’s no excuse, unless you are in the Northern Territory, there is a giving circle not far from you. Check them out to join or apply for a grant.
Let us know if there are others who should be included on this list.
There’s also PiCCA, a giving circle supporting projects overseas. See picca.org.au or Facebook ‘piccaaustralia’. Past projects include Nepal, Swaziland and Papua New Guinea; projects have just begun in Vietnam and Democratic Republic of Congo.
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