Department of Family and Community Services

New round of funding to boost economic opportunities for women across NSW

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12 Apr 2017

Minister for Women, Tanya Davies today urged organisations and community groups with innovative ways to encourage leadership and economic independence for women to apply for their share of $200,000 as part of the NSW Government’s Investing in Women 2017 grants program.

“We need to support the women of NSW with education and continually find new pathways to help them achieve equality in the workplace and long term financial security,” Mrs Davies said.

Grants of up to $25,000 per project are available for organisations that demonstrates innovative projects aimed at engaging and supporting women, including; women living and working in regional NSW, Aboriginal women, young or older women, women living with disabilities, or women from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

“These grants are an opportunity for organisations to develop and implement projects that will truly make a difference to lives of the women and in turn the lives of individuals and families in their communities too,” Mrs Davies said.

Local councils, small business, industry bodies, training organisations, and other non-government employers and organisations who demonstrate new ways to support economic empowerment and leadership of women are encouraged to apply.

Mrs Davies said the NSW Government is committed to supporting women in male-dominated sectors, careers and trades, encouraging more women into leadership roles and providing education and leadership pathways for young women.

“Since 2012, Investing in Women grants have made a significant impact by funding projects across NSW that enhance women’s financial security and promote female entrepreneurism,” Mrs Davies said.

For more information on Investing in Women and how to apply, visit the Women NSW website. Applications close on Wednesday 24 May 2017.