Department of Family and Community Services

More than $200,000 to promote economic empowerment and leadership for women

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08 Nov 2017

Ten programs that encourage leadership and economic empowerment for women have been awarded NSW Government funding in the latest round of Investing in Women grants.

Minister for Women Tanya Davies today announced the successful applicants, praising the new projects for the positive difference they will make to the lives of women across the state.

“We must continually look for different and innovative ways to help women achieve equality, such as in the workplace, as well as long-term financial security,” Mrs Davies said.

“Investing in Women grants have funded projects since 2013 that support the training, employment, and retention of women in traditionally male-dominated industries, and I am proud to endorse the latest round of successful applicants.”

The program offers grants of up to $25,000 per project for organisations that demonstrate practical and direct ways to engage and support women. More than $200,000 in funding was allocated in total.

Successful applicants include:

  • Enterprising Young Women, Marist Youth Care Limited
  • Inspiring the next generation ‘so-tech’ entrepreneurs, Young Change Agents
  • Try a Trade Week and Women’s Leadership Training, Richmond Valley Council
  • Women in Civil, Civil Contractors Federation (NSW)
  • The W Project, Inverell Shire Council
  • The Economic Empowerment & Leadership of NSW Women in Male-Dominated Trades, Master Builders Association of NSW
  • Wollondilly Working Women, Wollondilly Women in Business
  • Women’s Empowerment Boot Camps, City of Ryde
  • Career Women’s Mentoring Program – Central Coast, The Opportunity Collective Inc.
  • The Step Stone Project, Burwood Community Welfare Service Inc.

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