Department of Family and Community Services

NSW Women's Week

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GRANT RECIPIENTS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2019 NSW WOMEN’S WEEK GRANTS

Women across NSW make important contributions at work, in our families, communities and neighbourhoods. The 2019 NSW Women’s Week to be held 3 - 9 March 2019 has been established as a centrepiece to support the NSW Government’s commitment to improve the lives of women in NSW.

The NSW Women’s Week grants provide local organisations with an opportunity to deliver a range of education, mentoring and participatory activities that will provide direct benefit to local women and girls.

Successful grant applications, representative of the wide variety of events and activities proposed, each demonstrated relevance to the NSW Women’s Week Grants program priorities: promote women’s economic opportunity and advancement, health and wellbeing and participation and empowerment.

Just some of the amazing events and activities that will be held by grant recipients throughout 2019 Women’s Week include:

  • a day of education that will assist women in isolated communities in their roles of educating their children and running a successful farming operation;
  • information sessions for those providing distance education or returning to work while breastfeeding;
  • networking for local business women to discuss the challenges of rapidly changing technology;
  • confidence building activities for young women;
  • encouragement to participate in physical exercise programs such as bike riding, rowing or rugby;
  • provision of culturally appropriate information about prominent health issues for people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and culturally diverse communities.

NSW Women’s Week grants have now closed. Applicants were notified of the outcome of their grant application in December 2018. The full list of successful grant recipients and their events/activities can be downloaded here: 2019 Women’s Week Grant Recipients.

Grants objective

Events and activities will promote at least one of the three priorities of the NSW Women’s Strategy 2018-2022, which comprise women’s economic opportunity and advancement, health and wellbeing, and participation and empowerment.

1. Economic opportunity and advancement
2. Health and wellbeing
3. Participation and empowerment

Use of grant funding

Grant funding can be used for the direct costs of the event/activity, including promotion, entertainment, catering, venue hire and transport for participants.

Grants cannot be used to fund the following:

  • Any activity of a commercial nature that is for profit.
  • Capital works including building work.
  • Permanent salaries/wages (costs for temporary tutors/instructors for your project or event can be included).
  • Permanent equipment purchases for example tables and computers.
  • Business as usual costs or general operating expenses.
  • Events that encourage gambling such as bingo, or the consumption of alcohol.
  • Projects and activities coordinated by NSW Government Departments and Statutory Authorities.

Who could apply?

Charities, not-for-profit organisations, public companies limited by guarantee and local government organisations based in NSW.

Application timelines  

The grants round opened Monday 15 October 2018 and closed at 5pm Monday 12 November 2018.

Late applications will not be accepted.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the grants, please contact us:

Email IIW@facs.nsw.gov.au or phone (02) 9248 0800.