Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Centenary of Women's Suffrage grants 2008

In 2008 the Victorian Government will encourage all Victorians to celebrate 100 years since most Victorian women gained the right to vote.
The right to vote is the cornerstone of modern democracy. Victorian women faceda long and protracted battle to gain the vote and equal representation in 1908, although Aboriginal and Torres Strait island women were not able to vote until the 1960s.

The Centenary of Suffrage Grants are for community organisations and women's groups to organsie events and initiatives throughout Victoria during 2008 that explore, celebrate and recognise this important milestone and its future significance.

Financial support is available from $2,000 to $10,000
For further information call the Grant Information Line on 1300 366 356 or visit
Grants - Department of Planning and Community Development

Applications close 9 November 2007

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