Organisations with projects that empower women and promote their wellbeing can now apply for a share in the NSW Government’s Investing in Women funding program.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders has urged organisations in all parts of the region to put their hands up for funding, with applications open until Friday, 30 April.
“This grants program will enable projects that will encourage innovation and lead to increased productivity and prosperity for the region,” he said.
“We’re building a safer, stronger NSW and this program will mean that women in places like Dubbo, Wellington, Mudgee, Gulgong, Narromine and Trangie 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.