Funding available to boost economic opportunities for women

Published 12th April, 2017 in Economy

Organisations and community groups across NSW are invited to apply for the Investing in Women 2017 grants program.

A lady serving a man at the regional market stall

Groups with innovative ways to encourage leadership and economic independence for women can apply for their share of $200,000 in funding.

Grants of up to $25,000 per project are available for organisations that demonstrate innovative projects aimed at engaging and supporting women, including:

  • women living and working in regional NSW
  • Aboriginal women
  • young or older women
  • women living with disabilities
  • women from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

Minister for Women Tanya Davies said these grants are an opportunity for organisations to develop and implement projects that will truly make a difference to lives of women.

“We need to support the women of NSW with education and continually find new pathways to help them achieve equality in the workplace and long-term financial security,” Mrs Davies said.

“The government is committed to supporting women in male-dominated sectors, careers and trades, encouraging more women into leadership roles and providing education and leadership pathways for young women.

Local councils, small business, industry bodies, training organisations, and other non-government employers and organisations who demonstrate new ways to support economic empowerment and leadership of women are encouraged to apply.

Applications close on Wednesday, 24 May 2017.

Find out more information on Investing in Women and how to apply

Published 12th April, 2017 in Economy