Women and girls across NSW will benefit from a range of community, education and mentoring opportunities during 2022 NSW Women's Week thanks to a $100,000 grants program from the NSW Government.
Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor encouraged local councils and not-for-profits to apply for a share of the funding to host events between March 7 to 13, 2022.
"NSW Women's Week is a special opportunity to celebrate women from all walks of life including women living in our regional and rural communities, Aboriginal women and women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds."
"We are looking for events that not only bring women and girls together in a COVID-safe setting but also provide practical support to help women across the region."
Events should support at least one of the key priorities of the NSW Women's Strategy 2018-22: improving women's financial wellbeing and security; encouraging a holistic approach to health and wellbeing or helping women to build confidence and celebrate their achievements.
Successful events funded through the 2021 grants program included an evening of women's live storytelling at the Bega Valley Shire Library, a leadership workshop run by the Wagga Aboriginal Women's Group and a mental health and resilience event hosted by the Atholwood Country Women's Association (CWA).
Member for Wollondilly Nathaniel Smith encouraged local councils and not-for-profits to apply for a share of the funding to host local events.
"The week is about recognising women from Wingecarribee and celebrating their diverse contributions," Mr Smith said
Apply for the NSW Women's Week Grants Program before November 15, 2021 at https://womennsw.smartygrants.com.au/WWG22.
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