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Applications open for Young Women’s Enrichment Grants

By 24 June 2014 0

Applications open for Young Women’s Enrichment Grants

Girls and young women with a particular passion – be it sports, music or beekeeping – are encouraged to apply for the 2014 Audrey Fagan Young Women’s Enrichment Grants program.

Applications for the grants program are open to girls and women aged 13-18 who are residents of the ACT and attend an ACT educational facility or are home schooled in the ACT.

“Audrey Fagan was an inspiration to women in the ACT and these grants are designed to help young women to follow their dreams,” Minister for Women Joy Burch said.

“They provide an opportunity for young women to make decisions, take responsibility, or initiate projects in collaboration with experienced mentors.

“Successful applicants have used the grants to take part in national and international taekwondo championships, to buy musical instruments, to enrol in art classes, to train as sporting coaches and referees, and to document the skills needed for beekeeping.

“This program is aligned with the ACT Women’s Plan 2010-15, the objective being to develop women’s skills and expertise and increase their participation in decision-making and leadership roles.”

Five successful applicants will receive up to $2,000 each.

The grants are part of the ACT Audrey Fagan Scholarships Program, established in 2007 to honour the former ACT Chief Police Officer’s contribution to women in public life at the highest level and to inspire other women to make a difference in the community.

For more information visit www.communityservices.act.gov.au/women.

(Joy Burch Media Release)

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