FUNDING UP FOR GRABS TO PROMOTE WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT

Monday, 4 May 2020

LOCAL organisations with projects that empower women and promote their wellbeing are being urged to apply for a share of $400,000 from the State Government by Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall.

Mr Marshall said the latest round of the NSW Investing in Women grants was now open and wanted to ensure the region got its fair share of funding for local projects.

“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, the government is 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 rural and remote NSW.

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

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

Applications are now open and close at 11.59pm 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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