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$100,000 of Women’s Week grants up for grabs

Charities and not-for-profits can now apply for a share of $100,000 to hold events in honour of women for NSW’s inaugural Women’s Week in March 2019.

Minister for Women, Tanya Davies, called on local governments and not-for-profits community organisations to apply for the grants to host an event during the week. The events will focus on women’s health, economic empowerment and celebrating women.

“While progress is being made towards gender equity in women’s personal and public lives, there is still more work to do,” Davies said.

“We’re open to all kinds of events that celebrate women and girls across our state.”

The events should support work to either improve women’s financial well-being and security, encourage a holistic approach to health and well-being for women and girls or to build confidence and resilience and celebrate their achievements.

This is to align with the NSW Women’s Strategy 2018-2022 which comprises women’s economic opportunity and advancement, health and well-being and participation and employment. The strategy is part of the NSW government’s commitment to empowering women and girls to have full access to opportunities.

To support this plan, the Year One Action Plan has been released, which outlines the initiatives under the priority areas. It will address women’s diverse experiences of gender inequality and discrimination, as informed by NSW community members.

“We want these events to be about mentoring and supporting – be it a career day, workshop for women in STEM, sporting event, an activity that promotes well-being or even a networking opportunity,” Davies said.

“The NSW government wants to empower women to fulfil their potential.”

Funding is available across two categories. Not-for-profits can either apply for small-scale event grants up to $1,000 or host large local community events and activities with grants available from $1,001 to $5,000.

NSW Women’s Week will take place from Monday 3 to Saturday March 9, 2019. International Women’s Day will be celebrated March 8.

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