Education and Welfare
Sir James Mitchell Education and Welfare Fund
Assistance is available for families in need of a helping hand from time to time due to need, emergency or distress.
CWA Secondary and Tertiary Bursaries
Members’ children are eligible for CWA Bursaries which are awarded annually. The main criteria are financial need, civic awareness and student endeavour and applications are made through a CWA branch, closing at CWA Head Office by 20 September each year. Supporting material is required with each application. These are funded from the CWA Sir James Mitchell Education and Welfare Fund.
CWA Member Bursary
Up to $2000 is available each year to assist a CWA member of at least five years to take on tertiary study. Bursaries are awarded to members who can demonstrate how the course will benefit the member, CWA and the community with financial need being a major criteria.
Other Bursaries or Scholarships
Country Women’s Association of Western Australia Rural Medical Scholarship
Contact General Secretary for details and availability.
Emma Sherrington CWA Scholarship
CWA administers this scholarship which is awarded to a country student for the duration of their first degree. Please contact the General Secretary for details and availability.
The Matthew and Emma Field Bursary
CWA administers this bursary which is available annually for children living within a 200 km radius of Kunnunoppin to attend a secondary or tertiary educational institution and who are entering the first year of living away from home. Applications close 31 October each year at the Association’s Head Office.
Assistance In kind
CWA Prosthesis Group
In consultation with the Cancer Foundation this group makes such items as prosthesis and cushions to assist the comfort of breast cancer sufferers.
King Edward Memorial Hospital project
Assistance is given to new mothers who need a pram and/or clothing for a new babe. The KEMH Welfare staff will refer patients with a need.
Members also provide clothing and special items for the special care nursery at KEMH and also for Princess Margaret Hospital.
Toilet bags (including toiletries) are provided for local hospitals by branches and also for State or local emergencies through the Association’s Head Office. Projects such as knee rugs for aged care facilities and zimmer frame shopping bags are also provided by members.