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$400,000 to support women's empowerment

Last published on 02 May 2020 in Media Releases

Organisations with projects that empower women and promote their wellbeing can now apply for a share of $400,000 from the NSW Government.

Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor today invited organisations across the state to apply for funding under the latest round of the Investing in Women grants.

“Making sure women from all ages and backgrounds have equal access to opportunities benefits the entire community,” Mrs Taylor said.

“From finding ways to improve women’s financial wellbeing and security to promoting health and wellness, we are looking for projects which can really change women’s lives and shape a better future.”

Since 2013, the Investing in Women funding program has provided more than $1.8 million to projects that support women from employment and training to leadership development.

The program is aligned with the NSW Women’s Strategy 2018-2022, which fosters:

  • Economic opportunity and advancement;
  • Health and wellbeing; and,
  • Participation and empowerment.

Past projects include a coffee cart that provides valuable skills training opportunities for vulnerable Aboriginal women, a business leadership program and mental health first aid training for women in regional and remote NSW.

“These are just a few examples of successful projects which have helped women and their communities thrive,” Mrs Taylor said.

There are three funding tiers for projects depending on their stage of development.

Funding applications open at 9am (AEST) on Monday, 4 May 2020 and close at 11:59pm (AEST) on Sunday 31 May 2020.

For more information on the program and details on how to apply, visit: www.women.nsw.gov.au/commissioning/investing-in-women-funding-program.

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