Global sexual wellness brand Lovehoney has partnered with the Dylan Alcott Foundation to provide grants for young Australians with disability.
In a first for the foundation and Lovehoney, an initial grant of $10,000 will support people with a disability to embark on further education and expertise in the sexual health and wellness space. Funds will be allocated to suitable applicants interested in a career in this sector, and also for work experience opportunities and possible mentoring from industry leading experts, such as Lovehoney ambassador and psycho-sexologist, Chantelle Otten. The grant can also apply to course fees, equipment, or related costs to enable progression in this chosen career.
The grant forms part of both Lovehoney and foundation ambitions for a more inclusive and diverse workforce in Australia, intended to provide inclusion for everyone to have career options in any sector.
Lovehoney director, Rob Godwin, pictured, told F2L the partnership is designed to encourage and open the conversation about disability and sexual happiness.
“Inclusivity is something we have focused on as a brand for a long time, both in our retail offering and as part of our workforce.”
He said 12 per cent of the company’s local workforce have a disability with plans to grow this further. “We hope this grant will provide people with disability an avenue to further their career in such an exciting and growing sector.”
Foundation founder Dylan Alcott, said: “As a foundation, we are thrilled to be offering young Australians with disability opportunities in the sexual wellness space with Lovehoney Australia.”
The organisation mission is to enrich the lives of young people with disabilities by eliminating the barriers of entry to get involved in sport and study through mentoring, grants and scholarships.
To apply for a grant through the Dylan Alcott Foundation visit: www.dylanalcottfoundation.com.au
or email: [email protected] and explain what your professional dream or ambition is in the sex and wellbeing space and what you require to achieve this.
All applicants must be under 25 and have a disability. There is no closing date for submissions and the opportunity to submit will be promoted via foundation channels.