Impact100 gives $100,000 to two Perth charities

Impact100 patron Nicola Forrest (second left) with Dress for Success. Picture: Georgina Barker
Impact100 patron Nicola Forrest (second left) with CARAD. Picture: Georgina Barker
Impact100 patron Nicola Forrest (second left) with Dress for Success. Picture: Georgina Barker Impact100 patron Nicola Forrest (second left) with CARAD. Picture: Georgina Barker

A PROFESSIONAL styling business for unemployed, under-employed and low-income women and a meal sharing charity have each received $100,000 from Impact100.

The group that has now given more than $1 million to charities since 2012 held its vote and presentations at Fraser’s on Tuesday night.

Dress for Success, which is relocating from West Perth to Subiaco, involves experienced facilitators who provide career support and employability workshops for women to help them secure and sustain employment.

Perth-based CARAD brings people from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds together with the wider community through sharing meals, culinary skills and culture.

The groups plans to create a social enterprise in the form of a food truck that will provide education and experience while fostering greater awareness of asylum seeker issues.

Three runners-up – Cahoots, Barking Gecko Theatre Company and Birdlife WA – received $10,000 each.

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