Organisations and community groups have been urged to encourage leadership and economic independence of women.
Grants are now available through the state government’s Investing in Women 2017 program.
A total of $200,000 is on offer for this round of funding.
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,” Ms Davies 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 backgrounds.
Local councils and shires, organisations representing women’s stakeholder groups, not-for-profit organisations including community organisations, small business, industry bodies, private sector working with the community or governments on initiatives directly supporting women and girls and training organisations who demonstrate new ways to support economic empowerment and leadership of women are encouraged to apply.
Applications for the 2017 Investing in Women Funding Program close at midnight on May 24. All applications must be submitted through the Women NSW website at: www.women.nsw.gov.au. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org or 9461 7100.