Our SEED Project receives an award for innovation

11 October 2023

BSL has been awarded the Anglicare Australia’s National Award for Innovation for our Sustaining Economic Empowerment and Dignity for Women (SEED) project . The SEED project is a place-based collaborative project bringing together our research, policy and practice teams. It is designed to respond to local conditions and increase collective capability to tackle barriers to women’s economic security and financial wellbeing, creating positive change at the individual, local and national level. Through the establishment of the Seymour Women’s Financial Wellbeing Hub, SEED has been able to demonstrate that more effective outcomes can be achieved by working alongside participants to set goals and build plans. The Anglicare innovation award recognises new ideas or approaches – for example, innovation to improve client outcomes, focus on particular target groups, overcome barriers, or bring about social change.

BSL staff responsible for SEED smiling and receiving the Award
Pictured from left to right: BSL staff responsible for SEED - Dr Dina Bowman, Principal Research Fellow, Work and Economic Security and Honorary Principal Fellow, University of Melbourne, Penny Bohm, Project Manager 100 Women Project, Rebecca Meddings, Acting Head of Work, Economic Security and Social Inclusion programs.