2022 Great Ydeas virtual information session

Do you want to apply for the 2022 YWCA Canberra Great Ydeas Small Grants program but don’t know where to start? 

Join us on Thursday, 17 February 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 80 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. 

Event details  

DATE + TIME: 6pm to 7pm, Thursday 17 February 2022 

LOCATION: Online event  


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

* Attendees will be emailed the zoom meeting link on Thursday 17 February. If you have not received the details, please contact our team at caf.team@ywca-canberra.org.au or call Phi Phi Nguyen on +61 2 6185 2076


Facilitator: Zoya Patel  

Speakers –  

Serina Bird: The Joyful Fashionista – 2021 

The Joyful Fashionista is an online platform for buying and selling second-hand and sustainably produced new clothing. It aims to transform fashion in Australia by encouraging more women to embrace second-hand, vintage and sustainable clothing, and making it more accessible and affordable. 

The Joyful Fashionista is about creating a community that celebrates the joy of wearing second hand and sustainable, and creating an inclusive image of fashion. 

Kate Crowhurst – The Money Bites and Financial literacy workshops for young women – 2019 & 2021

With the worsening economic participation of women during the COVID-19 pandemic, this project aims to support the financial literacy development of young women by providing guidance on ways to manage their money and use it to afford the life choices they want to create. It aims to empower young feminists to feel empowered as economic participants making choices with their finances.

The course complements existing resources on the Money Bites website, which Kate developed from a previous Great Ydeas grant, as an enduring resource for young women.

Watch this video to see where your Great Ydea can take you!