Chief Minister Gallagher rolls out the Great Ydeas Small Grants

ChiefMinister_GY Winner Hannah McCann

KATY Gallagher has announced the recipients of the YWCA’s grants program to raise the profile of women’s issues.

“I am very pleased that these young, successful women have been awarded a grant which invests in their development, which in turn helps them support other women and girls and advance social change,” Katy said.

“Women often have unique ideas but sometimes don’t have the means to make these ideas come to life. This program enables them to do just that.”

The winners are:

  • Caterina Giorgi, People for Purpose (P4P), a pilot project that will develop and implement tailored professional development training to support women working in the ACT not-for-profit sector.

  • Hannah McCann, attendance at the Femme Conference 2014 which is held bi-annually in the United States and seeks to explore, discuss, dissect, and support Queer Femme as a transgressive, gender-queer, stand-alone, and empowered identity.
  • Caitlin Sandercock, Development and Aid Workers Network, an online knowledge hub for volunteer and professional aid and development workers.
  • Hannah Wandel, Country to Canberra, which gives passionate rural girls the opportunity visit Canberra.
  • Heidi Zajac, The Cooking Circles project will leverage digital communication and social media to connect Australian and Timorese young women to share cooking processes and recipes.

    [Photo: ACT Chief Minister The Hon. Katy Gallagher presents Great Ydeas grant to recipient, Hannah McCann. Image courtesy of the YWCA of Canberra]

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