ISABELLE LAKE MEMORIAL FUND
THE ISABELLE LAKE MEMORIAL FUND
The Isabelle Lake Memorial Fund provides the opportunity for trans young people (under 30) in Western Australia to apply for funds to cover some costs of activities, services or goods that advance the health of, advance the education of, and/or alleviate poverty for young people who are trans.
This could cover the cost of hormones, binders, psych fees, study course fees and books, or anything else that advances the health, education and wellbeing of trans young people. Individuals, projects or programs may apply to receive funding if they are eligible.
For full details of how to apply, eligibility criteria and the application form, please download the Isabelle Lake Memorial Fund Application & Processing Policy package or email [email protected] for a Word version of the document.
Please read this document in full prior to contacting Freedom Centre about questions and applying. Freedom Centre staff can help with guidance for young people applying to the Fund. We recommend that you use this Application Checklist and this sample letter to help with your application. All applications need a letter of support like this from a qualified support worker or certified medical practitioner (eg. GP, endocrinologist, psychiatrist, youth worker, counsellor, social worker, etc.). In addition, the FC Coordinator will submit a letter of endorsement when your application is submitted.
Freedom Centre have welcomed the opportunity to work with the generous Lake family to offer this important opportunity, in line with the wishes of the late Isabelle Electra Lake. Belle was a passionately active LGBTIQ+ community advocate who sadly passed away from leukaemia on the 28th of February 2012 at age 21.
Isabelle Lake was highly regarded for her volunteering efforts with several LGBTIQ+ community organisations including the Freedom Centre, WA Gender Project and Slutwalk Perth. Prior to becoming unwell again, Belle was working at the WA Equal Opportunity Commission, where she assisted in the development of resources for the Challenging Sexuality and Gender Based Bullying in Schools Project.
Ms Lake was very passionate about Freedom Centre’s mission to promote the health and wellbeing of young people’s sexuality, gender and sex. She dedicated many hours to volunteering at the centre, particularly peer-supporting young people who are trans*. One of her dying wishes was to leave a legacy that continued this important goal.
SUPPORT THE FUND
You can support the Isabelle Lake Memorial Fund by spreading the word about the Fund existing to financially support trans young people. You could also donate to add to the fund or encourage others to donate - click here to donate online to us now via PayPal through the WA AIDS Council (our managing organisation). Make sure you enter 'ILMF' in the 'Purpose' box when donating online. All donations over $2 are tax deductable. Thank you for your support!