Dress for Success wins 100 Women grant

Beatriz Mayz and Jane McCormack
Beatriz Mayz and Jane McCormack

NOT-for-profit group Dress for Success is among four organisations that have received up to $30,000 from 100 Women, a giving circle.

The grant recipients were selected by giving circle members from a short of 43 applications from international, national and local organisations.

Dress for Success Perth that operates out of West Perth and Subiaco, equips unemployed women with job search skills and professional resumes via its Resume Hub program receiving $25,877 while Glass Jar Australia and Netball WA’s Shooting Stars Netball Program was granted $30,000 to support using netball and other tools to increase school attendance rates for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls living in regional and remote communities across WA.

The Freedom Hub’s Freedom School for Survivors in Brisbane got $29,880 to support the social and economic reintegration of victims of sex-trafficking, forced prostitution or slavery and another $30,000 went to One Girl Australia in partnership with Restless Development to improve the economic outcomes for vulnerable women and girls in Sierra Leone by providing business management, health and life skills training.

100 Women co-founder and chairwoman Alicia Curtis said the grants would empower hundreds of women and girls by increasing their educational and economic opportunities and independence.

“We are delighted to award our fifth round of grants to these transformational programs that show incredible potential for long term impact to the community,” she said.

100 Women members contribute an annual donation of between $300 to $1200 and have a say in how the grants are awarded.