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Women+ for Western Health Giving Circle

Do you want to make a meaningful impact on improving the health of Melbourne’s west?
Are you looking to connect with like-minded people in your community?
We invite you to join our Women+ for Western Health Giving Circle.

We are a group of women+ who have reached a point in our lives where we want to give something back. We are proud of the heritage of this community and believe Melbourne's west deserves the best care.

By giving a little, together, we can achieve a lot!

How does it work?

As a member of the Women+ for Western Health Giving Circle, your donation is pooled with other members’ gifts, to exponentially increase your impact. Together, you can make a significant contribution with greater impact, and collectively select a project to fund at Western Health.

We ask each member of the Giving Circle to commit a minimum donation of $1000 per year. Your annual donation can be made in one payment, spread over 12 monthly payments of $90 or fortnightly payments of $40. Your donation is fully tax-deductible.

What does it fund?

Each year, Giving Circle members meet at Pitch Night. At this event, a series of short presentations are made by teams from across Western Health, outlining specific projects that align with Western Health’s Strategic Directions and how the funding will make an impact. The donors then vote to determine which project they wish to support with this year's grant allocation, ensuring our collective gift is going toward something that we all see as important and worthy.

Western Health encompasses a network of acute public hospitals in Melbourne's west, including Footscray Hospital, Sunshine Hospital, Joan Kirner Women's and Children's Hospital, Williamstown Hospital and Bacchus Marsh Hospital, as well as some smaller scale health services. Western Health has a strong philosophy of working with the local community to deliver excellence in patient care. Our community is the fastest growing and most diverse in Victoria, with a population of over 1 million people and more that 110 different languages/dialects spoken. While government funding meets the everyday healthcare needs of our community, donations help us to innovate and provide a stronger healthcare system. Our challenge is to keep pace with the critical health needs of Melbourne’s west as it grows.

Who can become a member?

At Western Health, we are committed to equality of opportunity, to being inclusive, and to being a place where everyone is welcome. While the program is designed to bring together women+ in a collective giving model, this is an inclusive program, and members of all genders can join and donate.

Donations that support innovation

There has never been a better time to invest in our community's future.

With new hospitals planned across the west, there are many opportunities to develop innovative healthcare solutions. As a member of the Women+ for Western Health Giving Circle, you will be part of shaping the projects that will ensure a future full of promise for our community.


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