Women across NSW will be able to access community, educational or mentoring events during Women’s Week 2021 thanks to a $100,000 grants program from the NSW Government.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders has urged community organisations and local councils to apply for a share of the funding to host events between 8-14 March this year.
“The return of this popular program will enable and empower organisations in Dubbo, Narromine, Trangie, Wellington, Gulgong, Mudgee and surrounding towns to hold virtual or COVID-safe face-to-face events to help the community connect and celebrate the diverse contributions of local women,” he said.
“We are looking for events that not only bring women and girls together but also those which offer practical support to help women across the region.”
Events should support at least one of the key priorities of the NSW Women’s Strategy 2018-2022 by: 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.
“Women from all walks of life will be celebrated during NSW Women’s Week including women living in our rural communities, Aboriginal women and women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds,” Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor added.
Previous successful events include women in business workshops, a networking event for women working in innovation and technology and a Women’s Rugby 7’s tournament.
NSW Women’s Week promotes gender equality while celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
Apply for NSW Women’s Week Grants Program before 25 January 2021 here.