2021 Great Ydeas Information Session

Do you want to apply for the 2021 YWCA Canberra Great Ydeas Small Grants program but don’t know where to start?  

Join us on Thursday, 4 March at our free online Great Ydeas information session. Hear about how we can help you fund your project or professional development program and listen to past Great Ydeas recipients. You’ll also have a chance to ask any questions on the application process. 

This is a free session and will be conducted online via Zoom. 

YWCA Canberra’s Great Ydeas Small Grants Program provides grants up to $2,500 to support women and girls in the ACT, including female-identifying people, and non-binary people, to pursue their passions and improve our community. 

Since launching in 2010, Great Ydeas grants have helped more than 60 local women and girls to progress projects including establishing a podcast, launching a public awareness campaign, running empowering programs for girls, attending a conference and launching a social enterprise. 


Date and time: 6pm to 7pm, Thursday 4 March 2021 

Location: Online event  

Presenter: YWCA Canberra 

Contact: Further enquiries, please contact: caf.team@ywca-canberra.org.au. 


Hannah McCann – attendance at the Femme Hive 2014 

In 2014, Hannah attended The Femme Hive Conference in the US, a community-run conference that seeks to explore, discuss and support queer femme as a transgressive, gender-queer, stand-alone, and empowered identity. At the time of her attendance, Hannah was undertaking her PhD at the Australian National University. During the event, Hannah was able to meet with many influential people in her field of study, who were able to provide her with valuable information and experiences that later went on to assist in her PhD research 

Ritu Clementi – The Girls Leadership Network

Ritu is committed to helping girls to shape their future through leadership. After receiving the Great Ydea grant in 2016, she founded The Girls Leadership Network, a women’s leadership program aimed at empowering high school-aged girls to dream, believe and reach their potential. Since launching in 2017, the program has provided young girls with a range of valuable development opportunities through workshops, internships and networking events.