The Honourable Natasha Maclaren-Jones MLC is inviting organisations with projects that empower women and promote their wellbeing to apply for a share in the NSW Government’s Investing in Women funding program, with applications open until Friday, 23 April
Mrs Maclaren-Jones welcomed the initiative and said it would benefit the whole community.
“The grants program supports projects that will encourage innovation and lead to increased productivity and prosperity for the region,” said Mrs Maclaren-Jones.
“We are building a safer, stronger NSW and this program means women in NSW will have greater access to programs designed to improve their financial, physical and mental wellbeing.”
Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor said the initiatives funded under the program would support women in a range of objectives from employment and training to leadership development.
“From finding ways to improve women’s financial wellbeing and security to promoting health and mental fitness for all ages, we are looking for projects that can really make a difference to people’s lives.”
Past projects include a ‘cook and connect’ program for young and mature women who are experiencing homelessness, a project to help more women work in regional and communities and a coffee cart which provides valuable skills to Aboriginal women.
“These are just a few examples of projects which have helped change women’s lives and shape a better future,” Minister Taylor said.
Visit www.women.nsw.gov.au/commissioning/investing-in-women-funding-program to find out more or submit an application