A place to be

Womens shed low quality

Safe place for Aboriginal Women to be, do and share

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How will the funding be spent?

The funding will set up the women's shed to be a place where women can comfortably and safely be, create, share, work and play. It will enable women to start making and managing money, sharing ideas, being creative, gaining confidence and accessing services which support their families and children.

How will the project be delivered?

A suitably qualified support person will be employed to work two afternoons a week with women in Davenport in the women's shed to connect to services and programs which support their health and wellbeing needs. A consultation process has occurred as to what they need to be safe and learn in the women's shed, which resulted in this grant application. More consultation will occur about how improvements will be made and what the shed will look like as a working, relaxing & learning space for women.

How many people will directly benefit from this project?


How will you measure the impact of this project?

attendance at women's groups
collection of data around items made, items sold and money accrued
Sustainability of site with use of money made (60% to artist, 40% to buy more art supplies, restock women's shed consumables and resources)
Survey of women's wellbeing levels
Women's connections to services recorded from service providers

How will the project fit this year's theme of ‘Connect, Grow, Build, Belong’?

By providing a place for Aboriginal Women on Davenport Community to be able to go promotes attendance at school, connections with each other, connections with elders passing on stories, art techniques and sharing of ideas. It is a safe place to connect with service providers and ask for help. It allows women the opportunity to make and sell art and crafts and provide family with some extra income and develop pride and confidence in themselves.

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Organisation details

Organisation Name

Davenport Community

What does this organisation do?

Davenport Community Council aims and motivations for the management of this property are to:
Provide a good place to live/recreate;
Generate paid work for community members;
Develop skills;
Income from commercial return/enterprise;
Restore and maintain cultural heritage and links to the land;
Generate some income to cover management cost;
Maintain and restore the natural environment;
Preserve culture for future generations;
Promote self determination;
Provide relief from problems associated by substance abuse in towns.


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