Isabella Grant has been named winner of the 2023 Western Bulldogs Community Award, in recognition of her support of the Foundation's mission.

Directly empowering over 4000 participants across the year, the Western Bulldogs Community Foundation provides a broad range of programs aimed at building the health, wellbeing, and social inclusion of all people living across Melbourne and Victoria’s west.

“From the Sons of the West program to the Youth Leadership Project, the Foundation reaches such a wide variety of people and to have the opportunity to help them in some way is incredible,” explained Grant. 

Throughout 2023, Grant’s key involvement came through Daughters of the West, a targeted health and wellbeing program that reached over 400 women across Victoria’s west.

A highlight of her involvement with DOTW was the Inspirational Women session; where she shared her journey with the program participants in a frank exchange of ideas and stories.

“People of all ages and backgrounds look up to our AFLW stars. Issy takes it in her stride as she gives back in meaningful ways, and we’re privileged to have her as an Ambassador of the Community Foundation,” said Foundation General Manager of Community and Government Relations, Kashif Bouns.

“The passion that our fans have for their community is echoed at all levels; players, staff, and board.  It’s that passion and hope that motivates us to do all we can to improve lives by building strong, supportive communities through targeted programs."

Daughters of the West, addresses critical issues such as mental health, physical wellness, and cancer awareness, providing valuable information and resources that have enriched the lives of its participants by building a keen sense of community.

Grant made history in 2020 when she was drafted as the Western Bulldog’s first ever Father-Daughter selection, following her father's footsteps to Whitten Oval and the Community Foundation.  On-field, she has since gone from strength to strength, enjoying a break-out year in 2022 off the back of a move to defence.