Member for Kalkallo Ros Spence today announced that local residents will benefit from an investment in grassroots community projects which support and empower women and improve gender equality.

The Andrews Labor Government has funded 44 community and women’s organisations with a share in $400,000 for activities which focus on advancing gender equality, including community engagement events, leadership and training programs, community projects and advocacy efforts.

As part of this program, Australian Chaldean Family Welfare which is based locally will be receiving $4,995 through the Investing in Women’s Grassroots Grant Program.

Recipients were selected for their ability to support women and girls from diverse age groups, backgrounds, identities and experiences, with a goal of driving progress towards gender equality in Victoria.

Quotes attributable to Member for Kalkallo Ros Spence:

“I’m thrilled to see that Australian Chaldean Family Welfare were successful in their application for this program.”

“I can’t wait to see their organisation and our local community benefit from this funding.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins:

“We all have a role to play in shaping attitudes and transforming Victoria to improve gender equality and to support and empower women and girls.”

“Grassroots organisations play a pivotal part in advancing gender equality in their communities and contribute to improving the lives of women and girls everywhere.”