Department of Family and Community Services

Funding boost to increase economic opportunities for women in NSW

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09 Mar 2018

Women across NSW are set to benefit from a boost to the latest round of the Investing in Women grants program, as the NSW Government doubles the support on offer to $400,000.

Minister for Women Tanya Davies today announced applications are open and urged organisations, with initiatives that promote pathways to leadership and reduce barriers for women entering their chosen fields, to apply.

"While it’s encouraging that we are seeing increasing numbers of women in the workforce, we want to further support gender equity in all industries and at every level," Mrs Davies said.

Along with double the funding for round six of the program, guidelines have been changed to increase the maximum amount available per grant from $25,000 to $100,000.

"We want this funding to have a renewed focus on supporting proven projects that are sustainable, as well as helping new initiatives come to life," Mrs Davies said.

The NSW Government is calling for applications in seven key areas:

  • women’s economic opportunity and advancement;
  • equitable workplaces for women and men;
  • women in small business;
  • women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers;
  • women in male-dominated trades;
  • women in leadership roles; and
  • leadership pathways for young women.

Mrs Davies announced the opening of round six at the UN Sydney International Women’s Day Breakfast this morning.

For more information on Investing in Women and how to apply, visit Applications close on Sunday 22 April 2018.