Department of Family and Community Services

NSW Women's Week

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NSW Women’s Week grants have now closed. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their grant application in late November 2018.

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.

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
  • Fund events/activities that celebrate and promote women's financial wellbeing and security.
  • Fund events/activities that promote diverse and flexible employment opportunities for women and girls.
  • Fund events/activities that celebrate and promote women in diverse employment categories/industries.

An example of an event/activity that may fit into this category is a financial information session for women.

2. Health and wellbeing
  • Fund events/activities that celebrate, promote and support a holistic approach to women's health across the lifespan.

An example of an event/activity that may fit into this category is a school information session for girls on healthy body image.

3. Participation and empowerment
  • Fund events/activities that promote women's engagement through social networks, access to information and building confidence using diverse representations of women and girls including Aboriginal women and girls.
  • Fund events/activities that demonstrate support and communication to culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities as well people living in regional and rural NSW.
  • Fund events/activities inclusive of those who identify as lesbian bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI) people.

An example of an event/activity that may fit into this category is a library and resource information hub sharing/promoting their services.

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 or phone (02) 9248 0800.