Girls in the Ellenbrook community will enjoy improved access to support systems designed to help unlock their full potential thanks to a $289,000 grant from the Morrison Government.
Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, announced the funding for Girls Without Limits, a not-for-profit organisation operating out of Ellenbrook that aims to build confidence, self-esteem and a positive attitude in teen girls within the local community.
“Caroline and her team at Girls Without Limits do amazing work within our community,” Mr Porter said.
“With mental health issues being identified amongst girls at an increasingly younger age, providing them with a supportive environment which promotes positive mindsets is so important.
“As a dad to a young girl, I am so proud to be able to deliver this important funding which will allow Caroline and her team to expand their operation and hopefully engage with more young girls in our community.”
Girls Without Limits founder, Caroline Thompson, welcomed the funding saying it would help the organisation grow.
“Girls Without Limits is so appreciative of the federal funding we recently received,” Mrs Thompson said.
“Our program has had success in improving confidence, resilience and self-esteem in the girls within our community. With the introduction of the new funding we are able to make our program more accessible and affordable to those in our community.
“We're now able to develop and deliver new programs this year that will increase our reach and hopefully our influence in the lives of young girls.”
The funding will be provided under the Morrison Government’s Mutual Understanding, Support, Tolerance, Engagement and Respect (MUSTER) initiative as part of the Strong and Resilient Communities Program. It will be administered by the Community Grants Hub on behalf of the Department of Social Services.