Organisations and community groups have been urged to encourage leadership and economic independence of women.
Grants are now available for the state government’s Investing in Women 2017 program, with $200,000 available.
Minister for Women Tanya Davies said the grants program would help women achieve equality in the workplace and long-term financial security.
“These grants are an opportunity for organisations to develop and implement projects that will truly make a difference to lives of women and in turn the lives of individuals and families in their communities too,” she said.
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, or women from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.
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.