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2020 NSW Women's Week Grant Recipients

The events being held during 2020 Women's Week by the successful Women's Week Grant recipients are:

Organisation name and websiteProject TitleEvent  dateEvent detailsArea
Central West Women's Health CentreWhat Women Want WeekMonday 2 March 2020The program is designed to attract a diverse range of women bringing them together in celebration of Women's Week 2020.  The program of activities will provide education, empowerment, inspiration and will promote health and well being for a broad cross section of women in Bathurst NSW.Far West
Tamworth Family Support Service- New England Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy ServiceYou Can’t Be What You Can’t See: Women of InverellMonday 2 March 2020You Can’t Be What You Can’t See: Women of Inverell' is an art project that aims to increase the participation and empowerment of women and girls in Inverell NSW. Women and girls with diverse backgrounds and life experiences will be invited to be photographed and tell their story, which will then be collated into an art project that will be featured in an exhibition opening and then throughout the town for NSW Women's Week 2020. Hunter New England
Forbes Shire CouncilForbes International Women's Day BreakfastSunday 8 March 2020Forbes Shire Council will host their annual International Women's Day Breakfast in Lake Forbes, NSW. The Forbes International Women's Day Breakfast is a chance for local women and girls to come together to celebrate what makes each of them special.Western NSW
Lower Lachlan Community ServicesWonderful WomenThursday 5 March 2020A professional women's network will offer professional development opportunities for business women across the Lachlan Shire. Mini workshops will be held across the day to offer professional development opportunities, opening up alternate avenues for employment and highlighting potential marketing opportunities in the online world in order to reduce isolation.Western NSW
Community Migrant Resource CentreThe Power of Women ForumMonday 2 March 2020A women’s forum will be held in Parramatta, NSW to educate and empower women from diverse backgrounds and communities in Western Sydney about economic opportunities, advancement, health and well-being. The forum will share successes and stories of resilience, connections and building confidence for each woman attending. The forum will also bring together experts who work with women from a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) background.Western Sydney
headspace MirandaGut Feelings - Empowering Women Through NutritionSaturday 7 March 2020headspace Miranda will provide a day of nutrition-based workshops for women, girls and young people assigned female at birth (AFAB) aged 12-25 years. There will be three workshops with a different focus and education in each.South Eastern Sydney
Riverina Community CollegeSong SistersTuesday 3 March 2020A series of recording sessions will be hosted by Riverina Community College for 10 young, emerging female musicians.

Young local female musicians from a diverse range of backgrounds will be encouraged to provide youtube auditions to an all-female selection panel offering further support and mentoring. Once produced, the artists and their songs will be promoted through a local radio station broadcast. Aspiring female graphic design students from Charles Sturt University will be invited to design the CD cover.
Coonamble Chamber of Commerce IncHome Grown - Bush Women in BusinessThursday 5 March 2020Home Grown - Bush Women in Business will be an opportunity for young women aged 15 to 24 to participate in an information and mentoring session with local women in business to promote entrepreneurship and uncork the diverse range of opportunities in the local area. Western NSW
Tranby National Indigenous Adult Education & TrainingTalkin' up Aboriginal Women's LeadershipFriday 6 March 2020The program will bring together 12 to 16 women from around NSW to participate in workshops and discussions about leadership, empowerment and well-being for themselves, their families and communities.
Applications will be open to all Aboriginal women over the age of 18 who currently live in NSW. This event will grow Aboriginal women’s self-awareness and confidence as leaders, inspire healing and individual wellbeing and empower women through strength talk and networking.
Across NSW
YWCA AustraliaLismore Women’s Festival 2020Friday 6 March 2020YWCA Australia will hold their annual Lismore Women’s Festival to coincide with International Women’s Day. The program will engage and showcase the talents of local women from diverse backgrounds, and women will lead a range of workshops and celebrations to connect women and girls to opportunities that increase their health, cultural and social participation, self-empowerment, and economic advancement.Northern NSW
CareWays CommunityDapto Young Women's Careers LuncheonFriday 6 March 2020CareWays Community will partner with Dapto and Kanahooka high schools to host an exciting all day event that will celebrate and promote women in diverse employment industries. Female students and teachers will be invited to participate in the event with a catered lunch, guest speakers, performances and an expo with stallholders. Illawarra Shoalhaven
Women's Housing CompanyWHC International Women's Day and NSW Women's Week 2020 CelebrationsFriday 6 March 2020Women's Housing Company (WHC) will host an event for tenants to gather knowledge, grow in confidence and celebrate together. It will be a one-day event consisting of information sessions and a sit-down meal that will take place at their Women’s Hub in Woolloomooloo, Sydney. The Hub offers free wellbeing activities, digital and financial literacy workshops to social housing tenants.Sydney
Snowy Monaro Regional CouncilInternational Women's Day in DelegateDate TBAA conference will be held at the Delegate School of Arts which celebrates the contributions of women in their small rural community, and provides access to new information on topics of interest or developing trends. It is a day for women to focus on their achievements and personal growth as individuals and as a community. Southern NSW
Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre Inc.Financially Savvy WomenMonday 9 March 2020

This initiative will deliver two financial workshops that will provide timely access to impartial and appropriate guidance and tools for women with a disability who are at risk of financial hardship, in order to avert a serious crisis.

It will also develop an early invention strategy that aims to assess the most appropriate level of guidance from resources, formal financial literacy education program to financial counselling and mentoring.

Nepean Blue Mountains
Young Change Agents LimitedEntrepreneurial Women - for mums and teen daughtersTuesday 3 March 2020This event will bring together mums and teen daughters in an entrepreneurial space to de-mystify entrepreneurship, discuss how young women can get involved in initiatives like the Academy of Enterprising Girls and networks like SheEO so they can be supported as females creating jobs of the future through entrepreneurship.Murrumbidgee, Sydney
Braidwood & Villages Business ChamberRegional Women In Business WorkshopMonday 2 March 2020The Regional Women in Business Workshop is an opportunity for rural women in the region to meet other female business owners in the area, and gain new skills that enable them to confidently develop and execute a growth strategy.

The focus will be on small businesses, home based businesses, and women who would like to start a business.
Southern NSW
Cumberland CouncilWomen in Sport RoadshowMonday 2 March 2020The Women in Sport Roadshow encourages girls and young women to participate in organised sport/physical activity. By hosting targeted clinics in local primary and high schools, the program provides a safe space for girls to try new sports, engage with positive female role models.‍Western Sydney
Central West Farming Systems Inc.Women of the WestWednesday 4 March 2020This event aims to bring women together to focus on their financial agency and security, their health and wellbeing, and promote and encourage their increased involvement and engagement within their local community.

This event will be targeted at rural women who live in some of the most isolated farming districts in NSW.
Western NSW
Country Women's Association of NSW - Tilba BranchHumming the Songlines - GulagaSunday 8 March 2020Tilba Branch CWA will perform a ceremony as an expression of reconciliation and acknowledgement of the past, with a dreamtime story and meditation. Southern NSW
NSW Farmers' AssociationWomen in Agricultural Science networking nightThursday 5 March 2020NSW Farmers will hold a Women in Agricultural Science networking night featuring presentations from agricultural scientists. The event will link in with NSW Farmers’ Agricultural Science week.Sydney
Gunnedah Shire CouncilThe Buck Stops With Me - Women Finding Financial FreedomMonday 2 March 2020Gunnedah Shire Council combined with Winanga-Li Aboriginal Child and Family Centre, and Gunnedah Family Support and Jobs Australia are joining together to deliver financial information to women living in the Gunnedah region.

These will include targeted literacy programs delivered to a range of groups of women including young women and teenagers, women who have experienced domestic and family violence, culturally appropriate sessions for Aboriginal women, women struggling with financial pressure due to economic downturn as a result of drought conditions and older women who may be at risk of homelessness. ‍
Hunter New England
Sisters' Cancer Support Group Inc.Health and Wellness ForumSaturday 7 March 2020Sisters' Cancer Support Group Inc.'s Health and Wellness Forum for CALD women and girls aims to promote health education in a culturally appropriate, sensitive and fun filled way through information hubs/stalls and fun activities.

The activities aim to break down barriers, and encourage and enable CALD women to access health services available in the Illawarra region.
Illawarra Shoalhaven
Ethnic Community Services CooperativeOlder Women Are Strong TooMonday 2 March 2020Ethnic Community Services Cooperative hosts various social groups for older members of the community from CALD backgrounds, and provide them with the opportunity to increase their strength through exercise classes. Women will be taught skills that allow them to increase their strength and undertake activities such as walking, dancing, gardening, cooking, and playing with grandchildren.South Eastern Sydney
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Last updated: 18 Feb 2021