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Applications for the 2020 Investing in Women Funding Program are now closed

The NSW Government is pleased to continue the Investing in Women funding program in 2020.

The Investing in Women funding program funds NSW organisations to develop and implement projects that support:

  1. Improve women’s financial wellbeing and security and support diverse and flexible employment opportunities for women and girls
  2. Promote and support a holistic approach to women’s health across the lifespan
  3. Support women’s engagement through social networks, access to information and building confidence using diverse representation of women and girls.

Increasing women’s participation leads to benefits for individuals, families and the community. Advancing the role, status and contribution of women and girls in our communities will grow the talent pool available for the workforce, encourage more diversity and flexibility for women and men in the workplace, and result in increased innovation, productivity and prosperity.

Since 2013, Women NSW has delivered seven rounds of Investing in Women funding to enhance women’s economic opportunities and leadership in NSW. In 2019, 16 organisations received a grant under the program. More information about successful projects is available on the Women NSW website.

What projects the NSW Government is looking to fund

The 2020 Investing in Women funding program seeks to fund innovative projects that will:

  1. Improve women’s financial wellbeing and security and support diverse and flexible employment opportunities for women and girls
  2. Promote and support a holistic approach to women’s health across the lifespan
  3. Support women’s engagement through social networks, access to information and building confidence using diverse representation of women and girls.

Funding categories

The 2020 Investing in Women grant program will fund projects according to stages of development. There are three categories for this grant round. A total of $400,000 is available in this round.

CategoryAmountDetails
Explore and scope Up to $25,000 Projects that are at an early stage and organisations are looking to explore and develop a project.
Test and grow Up to $50,000 Projects that have been scoped and investigated and are ready to be tested or projects that have been tested and are showing positive outcomes and seek testing/piloting on a larger scale.
Replication and sustainability Up to $100,000 Projects that have been tested and show strong outcomes, have demonstrated ongoing viability and are looking to be taken to the next level of impact and self-sustainability.

Priority groups

Projects that support high quality activity, engagement and participation with the following priority groups will be prioritised for funding:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women
  • Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) women
  • older women
  • young women
  • women with disabilities
  • women living and/or working in regional NSW
  • women from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds

Who could apply?

Applicants must be a legally constituted Australian based entity. This includes:

  • Not-for-profit organisations, including community organisations
  • Local councils and shires, including regional organisations of councils and consortia of councils
  • Industry bodies and the private sector working in partnership with the community or government on initiatives directly supporting women and girls

Please refer to the 2020 grant guidelines.

Remember only your response to the application form will be used to assess your application, there is no need to email additional attachments such as support letters or references.

Applications opened at 9AM (AEST) on Monday 4 May 2020 and closed at 11:59PM (AEST) on Sunday 31 May 2020 at 11:59 (AEST)

All eligible applications will be assessed on merit against the assessment criteria.

Projects should be ready to commence by July 2020 and be completed before the end of June 2021.

Late applications will not be accepted.

Contact Women NSW

Any questions about the 2020 Investing in Women funding program grant that are not covered in the 2020 grant guidelines, please contact Women NSW via email WomenNSWGrants@facs.nsw.gov.au.

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Last updated: 01 Jun 2020