$400,000 Available For Projects That Empowers New South Wales Women

$400,000 Available For Projects That Empowers New South Wales Women

New South Wales Minister for Women Bronwyn Taylor

$400,000 To Promote Women’s Empowerment

Victor P Taffa

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

Minister for Women Bronwyn Taylor invited organisations across the State to apply for the funding under the latest round of Investing in Women grants.

“As Minister for Women in New South Wales, I am thrilled to oversee initiatives that advance economic and social equality in New South Wales.” Minister Taylor said.

“Investing in Women funding program empowers women across the State to participate and achieve in a range of areas and works to remove disadvantage that women still unfortunately face.”

“We are looking to fund a range of innovative projects, which can be anything from creating employment opportunities in male-dominated industries, improving access to women’s health information, to engaging more women in sports and recreation.” Minister Taylor said.

New South Wales Government is calling for applications for projects that either:

  • Improve women’s financial wellbeing or employment opportunities,
  • Promote and support a holistic approach to women’s health,
  • Support women’s engagement in the community or other social networks.

Minister Taylor attended the graduation of students from a program in South West Sydney that received funding in 2018. The program devised by CORE Community Services aligns students with a mentor to guide them in leadership, social and workplace skills. They built a social network with like-minded women and businesses.

Since 2013, the New South Wales Government has provided over $1.4 Million under the Investing in Women funding program to enhance women’s economic opportunities and leadership in New South Wales.

Leadership training for female farmers, STEM workshops for young girls and career mentoring for regional women were among some of the projects previously funded through the program.

Applications opened on Monday 6 May and close at 11:59 pm (AEST) on Sunday, 26 May 2019.

Abbreviations:

STEM              Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics