BWC grant well suited to Brisbane charity
Brisbane charity Suited to Success which helps people one outfit at a time to overcome barriers to employment has received a grant for $10,000 from the Brisbane Women’s Club (BWC) charitable Grants Program.
The not for profit community organisation started as a group of fashion-conscious ladies getting together to provide clothing to women needing smart outfits for job interviews has become a successful social enterprise assisting more than 7000 people.
The $10,000 grant from BWC means Suited to Success can assist even more women in getting job ready and will contribute to the charity’s association with the Australian Catholic University (ACU) to extend, review and further develop a youth program to specifically identify and address women’s issues related to employment.
“We saw the incredible work Suited to Success were doing for women and just knew we had to support this program, which aligns perfectly with what BWC represents,” BWC President Robin Francis said
“What we particularly liked about Suited to Success was we could see real potential to make a tangible difference to employment outcomes for disadvantaged women.”
The grant will help 10 clients on their journey to employment
Suited to Success General Manager, Nicole Hard said the grant will allow them to select 10 clients facing barriers to employment and work with them to provide a styling session, assistance with their resume and interview skills, and most importantly help develop a personal and professional plan which will support them on their often difficult journey to gaining employment.
“We will be supporting our clients on their journey over a three to six month period and are excited to see the results” Ms Hard said. “It’s all about identifying the barriers and developing a program that can really make a difference. Programs like the Brisbane Women’s Club Grants are vital to continue to operative.”
In 2017 two Grants Program recipients were awarded $5,000 – Queensland’s oldest charity, Lady Musgrave Trust, and Logan Women’s Health & Wellbeing Centre.
For more information about BWC, Suited to Success or the annual Grants Program, visit bwcorg.au or suitedtosuccess.org
Watch out for updates on the journey of these lucky clients who will participate in this program.
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