Great Ydeas Small Grants Program

Applications have closed for the 2021 YWCA Canberra Great Ydeas Small Grants. If you have a Great Ydea, check back again in early 2022 to see what grants we will have available.

About Great Ydeas

YWCA Canberra’s Great Ydeas Small Grants Program provides grants up to $2500 to support women and girls in the ACT, including female-identifying people, and non-binary people, to pursue their passions and improve our community.

The program was launched in 2010 in celebration of our 80th anniversary. Since then, 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.

Priority is given to projects that empower women in our local community, and that have the potential to grow beyond the initial funding provided.

If you have any questions, get in touch at You can also review our frequently asked questions page and find out about past recipients.


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