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Successful applicants for the 2019 Investing in Women Funding Program have been announced

The NSW Government is pleased to continue the Investing in Women funding program in 2019 and to announce the 2019 successful recipients.

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

  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 six 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.

What projects the NSW Government is funding

The 2019 Investing in Women funding program funds projects that address one or more of the three program focus areas:

  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 2019 Investing in Women funding program funds projects according to stages of development. There are three categories of grant funding available 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 are prioritised for funding:

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

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.

To apply, applicants must have adhered to the Funding Program Grant Guidelines.

Please do not email additional attachments such as support letters or references – only your response to the application form will be used to assess your application.

Applications opened at 9AM (AEST) on Monday 6 May 2019 and closed at 11:59PM (AEST) on Sunday 26 May 2019.

Applications were assessed on merit against the assessment criteria.

Projects should be ready to commence by July 2019 and be completed before the end of June 2020.

Contact Women NSW

For more information on the Investing in Women Funding Program, please contact Women NSW:

Email: WomenNSWGrants@facs.nsw.gov.au

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Last updated: 23 Jul 2019
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