One-Off Women’s Grants Total $80,000

One-Off Women’s Grants Total $80,000

Western Australia Minister for Women’s Interests Robyn McSweeney

$5,000 Western Australian Grants For Women Program 2011 Now Open

Victor P Taffa

Women’s Interests Minister Robyn McSweeney today announced one-off annual grants of up to $5,000 to eligible community groups and organisations which provide services to West Australian women.

Grants will be provided to applicants who run projects to strengthen the social and economic wellbeing of women; increase their participation in the community; promote positive images of women; and encourage a sense of leadership and safety.

“The one-off grants, worth $80,000 in total, are on offer to help community organisations and not-for profit groups encourage greater participation of women in our communities.” Mrs. McSweeney said.

“2011 is a unique year as we mark the centenary of International Women’s Day where we hope to continue promoting the equality of women by developing projects that highlight and strengthen women’s economic, political and social accomplishments.”


The Minister said eligible groups and organisations must be incorporated not-for-profit organisations; or unincorporated organisations or community groups applying through the auspices of an incorporated body or local government, to be eligible to apply.

Projects Delivered in 2010 as part of the Grants Program included:

  • Relationships Australia (WA) ran events to bring women together who had experienced domestic violence and gave women skills designed to enhance their personal safety;
  • Small Business Centre Goldfields ran ‘Women in Business Personal Mastery’ one-day programs designed to give women extra skills to achieve results in their businesses;
  • Manjimup Family Centre ‘Rainbow Mum’s project supported local mothers with post-natal depression and issues relating to social isolation.

Guidelines and information for applicants are available at or by phoning the Department for Communities on 6217 8400. The deadline is 5 pm, April 15, 2011.

Successful applicants are expected to complete their Projects within 12 months of their grant allocation.