NSW Health | Women NSW
Investing in Women Funding Program

Round 1

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Successful applicants

South Coast Workplace Learning Inc.
Far South Coast Trainee Tradeswomen
Funding: $24,938

The project “Far South Coast Trainee Tradeswomen” will enable South Coast Workplace Learning Inc. to work with schools, businesses and Chambers of Commerce on the NSW Far South Coast to assist 12 girls to commence a School Based Apprenticeships & Traineeship (SBAT) in a non-traditional trade.

Marist Youth Care Ltd
Young Women in Construction Program
Funding: $22,500

The project “Young Women in Construction Program” will provide opportunities for 12 at risk young women to participate in an accredited pre-apprenticeship program and support them to make a successful transition onto sustainable employment in the construction industry.

Auto Skills Australia
Generation F - Girls in Auto - MAAP My Future in Automotive
Funding:  $10,000

The “Generation F - Girls in Auto - MAAP My Future in Automotive” project aims to provide girls interested in automotive careers access to career pathway information and dynamic online resources that are targeted specifically to girls.

Institute of Automotive Mechanical Engineers
Generation F - Girls in Auto - Employer engagement
Funding:  $10,000

The “Generation F - Girls in Auto - Employer engagement” project will survey automotive employers and businesses to understand the best workplace practices required to attract and retain female apprentices in the automotive industry and engage employers to develop a workplace culture to support girls and women in the automotive trades.

Supporting And Linking Tradeswomen
SaltBush SkillWomen Tour: regenerating women’s choices
Funding:  $25,000

The project “SaltBush SkillWomen Tour: regenerating women’s choices” will enable SALT to deliver a series of rural tours to seven locations aimed at informing and providing girls and women with practical experience of tradeswomen and tools, giving them tangible life skills.

TAFE NSW - North Coast Institute
Women in Automotive Trades
Funding:  $20,835

The project “Women in Automotive Trades” will tailor and deliver an accredited automotive course for women, delivering essential skills and key competencies that link with automotive industry networks and provide work placement and further career opportunities in the automotive industry.

National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy
Trades, Careers and Aspirations for Indigenous Young Women
Funding:  $24,580

The project “Trades, Careers and Aspirations for Indigenous Young Women” will run a week-long careers, leadership and aspirations camp with 30 Aboriginal girls and young women from Western Sydney focusing on non-traditional trades, and broker opportunities with Lend Lease through a range of development sites across Sydney.

Mid-Western Regional Council
Mid-Western Regional Councils Scholarships - scholarships for women in a non-traditional trade
Funding:  $10,000

The project “Mid-Western Regional Councils Scholarships - scholarships for women in a non-traditional trade” will provide two $5,000 scholarships to support two vulnerable local women undertaking training or employment in a non-traditional trade who may not have otherwise been able to afford training fees, tools or other related equipment and promoting these trades as an attractive and achievable career pathway for women.

TAFE NSW - South Western Sydney Institute
Try a trade – Painting & Decorating for Women
Funding:  $23,220

The project “Try a trade - Painting & Decorating for Women” will deliver accredited Certificate courses in painting and decorating for disadvantaged women with a focus on pathways to an apprenticeship and networking with the industry through a partnership with the Master Painter’s Association.

Australian Glass and Glazing Association
Women in Trades Glass Industry Workplace Program
Funding:  $24,000

The project “Women in Trades Glass Industry Workplace Program” will promote the glass and glazing industry through profiling trade qualified females and providing glass and glazing trade taster workshops for girls at Lidcombe TAFE; and through work placement for girls and women with partner companies in the glass and glazing industry. 

Ms Fix
Ms Fix Cadets – scholarship kick-start
Funding:  $6,000

The project “Ms Fix Cadets - scholarship kick-start” will offer ongoing support for girls and women entering a non-traditional trade by providing fee support to girls and women seeking training in a non-traditional trade, and access to mentoring, networking, work experience and potential job placement.