The feminaust fund will be a trust fund for the future of Australian feminism.
Acting as a trustee of the first board of the feminaust fund will give you a unique opportunity to put your stamp on the development of this exciting resource for the Australian feminist movement. It will be a chance to actively participate in philanthropic activities, have a say on where your feminist dollars go, take part in an incredible learning experience.
The feminaust fund’s financial holdings will be made up of personal contributions of board trustees and the general public. It will be managed by an experienced fund manager. Distributions from the fund will be used to support feminist projects, events and activities both within Australia and overseas.
The concept was born out of a simple idea that if a group of 10 people came together once every month, to donate $100 each to a sustainable trust fund, in 1 year they would have raised $10,000. Before long, the interest generated from the fund would be enough to start to sponsor all types of activities. This is the aspiration for the feminaust fund.
The first key goal for the fund will be to support at least one young feminist to attend the 13th AWID forum, whenever and wherever it may be held, as it was at the 12th AWID forum that the concept for the fund was developed.
Governance and operation of the fund including further fundraising efforts, grant making requirements etc will be decided by the first board of trustees during the first 12 months of the fund. The fund will be officially launched at the feminaust.org 2nd birthday celebrations in 2013. However, grants will probably not start to be made until some time after that depending on the success of fundraising efforts and other associated factors.
Please click on the Position Description below for more details.
PD feminaust fund director Applications close 1st August 2012