Every year, International Women’s Day (IWD) Illawarra raises funds to support local community organisations that specialise in helping Illawarra women. In 2017, this funding went to The Illawarra Women’s Health Centre – a community-based feminist health care centre for women only.
IWHC provides aid to marginalised and vulnerable women, from diverse backgrounds in all age groups, including Aboriginal women and women with disabilities. In 2017, IWD Illawarra funding helped support the launch of a pilot program for women with intellectual disabilities who have experience of domestic violence. This program was developed after a year of research working with the target group to identify barriers and challenges to understanding violence, and accessing support to escape and recover from it.
IWD Illawarra was thrilled to support such an incredible organisation which is helping so many women across the Illawarra.
Our 2018 IWD event is just around the corner, if you’re an Illawarra community organisation and wish to apply to receive up to $20,000 in funding, please fill out the below application form and return to the specified postal / email address by January 31st 2018.