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WHO WE ARE

In 1998 a local newspaper ad invited grandparents solely raising their grandchildren to meet for a morning coffee.

Ten people came to that meeting. The energy in the room was palpable as they sat alongside grandparents who truly understood their situation. It was in that room, over cups of coffee, that GRGWA was born.

Grandparents sitting around a table drinking tea

WHY DO WE EXIST?

Our objective is to support grandparent carers and their grandchildren to live full lives.

GRGWA is a safe space for grandparent carers to meet, access support, socialise with people who understand and gain information. We advocate for grandparent carers on a state and federal level to improve their lives – and the lives of those in their care.

OUR PURPOSE

To support grandparent carers to provide an environment that nurtures their grandchildren.

OUR VISION

For all grandparent carers to have equal access to the support to provide a loving home for their grandchildren.

OUR PEOPLE

Leadership

President GRGWA Jan Standan
Jan Standen
President

president@grgwa.org.au

Dianne Franklyn
Vice President

vicepresident@grgwa.org.au

Raewyn Watene
Jan McGillivray
Treasurer

treasurer@grgwa.org.au

Treasurer Jan McGillivray
Liz Law
Secretary

secretary@grgwa.org.au

PRESIDENT OF GRGWA JAN STANDEN

2022 Senior West Australian of the Year and Finalist for 2022 Senior Australian of the Year.

Declared the rockstar of the 2022 WA Australian of the Year Awards Jan Standen accepted her award, to rambunctious rounds of applause, saying it was for all grandparent carers. She will now leverage this political and PR platform to lobby for financial equality for grandparent carers as part of the Fairer Futures campaign.

Jan Standen being presented the Senior West Australian of the Year award

GRGWA

Sponsors

Sponsor Logo: Food Bank
Sponsor Logo: C3 Church Hepburn Heights
Sponsor Logo: Carers WA
Sponsor Logo: Helping Minds
Sponsor Logo: Catholic Women's League Australia
Sponsor Logo: Karrinyup Rotary Club
Sponsor Logo: Marmion Angling and Aquatic Club WA
Sponsor Logo Momentum Engineering
Sponsor Logo: Northern Warriors Veteran Football Club
Sponsor Logo: Minprovise
Sponsor Logo: Osbourne Park Rotary Club
Sponsor Logo: St Catherines House of Hospitality
Sponsor Logo_Wanslea
Sponsor Logo: iDareDream
Sponsor Logo: Media on Mars
Sponsor Logo_Soroptimist International Joondalup

Monday Patchwork Group

WHAT GUIDES US

GRGWA is a registered charity designed to support grandparent carers.

To find out more about what guides us download our constitution.

Grandmother smiling at her grandson while holding him.