Who does SWAN donate to?
The donations made by SWAN members and supporters are carefully managed by the SWAN treasurer and Administration Committee.
A varying proportion of the funds is put towards the SWAN Bursary.
From time to time SWAN makes one off donations to various organisations that the Committee deems appropriate. These have included the organisations listed below. For more information about them, please click on the highlighted names.
ABORIGINAL SUPPORT AND DEVELOPMENT UNIT
Run by the Mornington Peninsula council, to promote understanding of the issues challenging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and aims to ensure equitable access to services for indigenous communities living on the peninsula.
HASTINGS NEIGHBOURHOOD RENEWAL, COMMUNITY KITCHEN PROGRAM
Towards providing a facility that provides the community a place to share and learn. A range of activities have since been established at the Hub, which is also home to the Hastings neighbourhood renewal program.
The CSMC is a statewide community organisation run for and by single mothers and their children. They provide telephone support and councelling, referal, advise and emergency relief to single mothers throughout Victoria. CSMC aims to improve the conditions of single mother headed families. CSMC is well recognised as a source of expert advice on relevant issues.
A free service for women who have lost their hair following chemotherapy.
Oaktree is young people leading a movement to end poverty. It is Australia's largest youth-run organisation. The donation from SWAN was to assist with current projects in Southern Africa and East Timor.
To the 'Safe mother and baby appeal' in Chad. Which supported reproductive health programs in the Sudanese refugee camps.
VICTORIAN WOMEN'S TRUST (Heather Osland support and Action Group 2005)
The Victorian Women's trust (VWT) is an independent organisation which provides a voice for women and girls. They advocate on behalf of women wherever they can and contribute to policy debates, initiate and run major special projects and campaigns. There is information about Heather's case in the Annual reports 2004-5 and 2005-6.
WHISE (Women's health in the South East)
The regional women's health service for the Melbourne Southern metropolitan region, with the aim of improving the health and well-being of women in the region within a social model of health and within a feminist perspective. The SWAN donation went towards helping a young Muslim girls' club and an Afghani women's group to have women only swimming lessons.