Women’s health, social and economic empowerment are set to be key features of events held during the State’s inaugural NSW Women’s Week in March next year.
Minister for Women Tanya Davies today called on local government and not-for-profit community organisations to apply for a share of $100,000 to hold events in the week of 2019 International Women’s Day to celebrate local women.
“While progress is being made toward gender equity in women’s personal and public lives, there is still more work to do,” Mrs Davies said.
“We’re open to all kinds of events that celebrate women and girls across our State.”
Events should support at least one of the key priorities of the NSW Women’s Strategy 2018-2022 by either;
- Improving women’s financial wellbeing and security
- Encouraging a holistic approach to health and wellbeing or
- Helping women and girls build confidence and resilience and celebrating their achievements.
“We want these events to be about mentoring and supporting - be it a career day, workshop for women in STEM, sporting event, an activity that promotes wellbeing, or even a networking opportunity,” Mrs Davies said.
“The NSW Government wants to empower women to fulfil their potential.”
Funding is available across two categories to cater for small-scale or large local community events and activities.
NSW Women’s Week will take place from Monday 3 to Saturday March 9, 2019. International Women’s Day will be celebrated on March 8.
Applications for the NSW Women’s Week Grants Program close on Monday, November 12 at 5pm. For further information, criteria or to apply, please visit the Women NSW website.