Women
Women

Investing In Women

Funder:  NSW – Women

Grant Background: The Investing in Women funding program funds NSW organisations to develop and implement projects that support:

  1. Improve women’s financial wellbeing and security and support diverse and flexible employment opportunities for women and girls
  2. Promote and support a holistic approach to women’s health across the lifespan
  3. Support women’s engagement through social networks, access to information and building confidence using diverse representation of women and girls.

Increasing women’s participation leads to benefits for individuals, families and the community. Advancing the role, status and contribution of women and girls in our communities will grow the talent pool available for the workforce, encourage more diversity and flexibility for women and men in the workplace, and result in increased innovation, productivity and prosperity.

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Women
Business, Women

Boosting Female Founders Initiative

Funder: Federal – Industry

Grant Background: The Boosting Female Founders Initiative will provide targeted support on a co-contribution basis to female founders of startup businesses to scale into domestic and global markets. The program will also provide expert mentoring and advice to meritorious applicants.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • stimulate private sector investments into innovative startups led by women
  • help women entrepreneurs overcome the disadvantages faced in getting access to finance and support to grow their startups
  • enable female founders to scale-up, expand into domestic and global markets, and become self-sufficient
  • boost the economy through increasing the diversity of startup founders.

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Sport - cricket
Sport, Women

Her Sport Her Way

Funder:  NSW – Sport

Grant Background: The Her Sport Her Way Grant Program provides more than $2.5 million over four years to assist NSW State Sporting Organisations to develop and deliver new initiatives to increase participation of women and girls in sport, on and off the field, with a focus on diversity and inclusion.

The grant program provides opportunities to explore new ways of doing things, and to test new ideas. It will provide a platform to drive powerful change for women and girls.

Program objectives:

  • Increase the number of women and girls playing sport and improve the retention of adolescent girls
  • Increase the number of women in leadership positions both on and off the field
  • Improve gender inclusive sporting cultures and environments

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Agriculture, Arts & Creative, Business, Children & Youth, Community, Education, Environmental, Health, Heritage, Latest Grants, Rural & Regional, Seniors, Sport, Tourism & Events, Women

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Women

National Women’s Alliances

Funder:  Federal – Prime Minister & Cabinet

Grant Background: The Australian Government is inviting organisations to apply for grant funding under the Women’s Leadership and Development Program to serve as National Women’s Alliances.

The National Women’s Alliances grant opportunity will establish 6 civil society networks (Alliances) to ensure women’s voices are heard in the policy making process. The intended outcomes of the National Women’s Alliances stream are that Alliances:

  • Represent Australian women, including underrepresented women
  • Collaborate with policymakers to inform the Australian Government’s understanding of policy issues affecting Australian women
  • Collaborate with policymakers to inform the development of policy solutions to issues affecting Australian women.

Alliances should have a national footprint and should apply under one of the 6 specific themes to achieve maximum impact:

  • women’s safety
  • women’s economic security and leadership
  • Australian women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women
  • women living in rural, regional and remote areas of Australia
  • Australian women living with disability.

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Women

NSW Women’s Week Grants

Funder:  NSW – Women

Grant Background: The NSW Government is encouraging not-for-profit community organisations and local councils within NSW to apply for a grant to hold events and activities that celebrate women during NSW Women’s Week between 8-14 March 2021.

NSW Women’s Week provides local organisations with an opportunity to give back by delivering education, mentoring and participation activities that benefit local women and girls. Women across NSW make important contributions at work, in our families, communities and neighbourhoods.

Events must promote at least one of the three priorities of the NSW Women’s Strategy 2018-2022, which include women’s economic opportunity and advancement, health and wellbeing, and participation and empowerment.

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Women

Women’s Leadership and Development Program Project Grants

Funder:  Federal – Prime Minister & Cabinet

Grant Background: The Australian Government is inviting entities to apply for grant funding under the Women’s Leadership and Development Program (WLDP) Project Grants to deliver a range of projects specifically for Australian women.

Additional funding over 2020-21 to 2023-24 was announced in the 2020-21 Budget as part of the 2020 Women’s Economic Security Statement to expand the WLDP to introduce a new women’s job creation priority area and boost existing priority areas.

The objective of the WLDP is to improve outcomes for Australian women in six key focus areas: women’s job creation; women’s economic security; women’s workforce participation; women’s leadership; women’s safety; and international engagement.

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Children & Youth, Education, Women

Girls Academies for Indigenous Secondary Students

Funder:  National Indigenous Australians Agency

Grant Background: The Australian Government funds academy and mentoring activities to engage and re-engage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in their schooling to improve Year 12 attainment and support students into successful post-school pathways.

The Girls Academies grant opportunity is designed to increase attendance, retention rates, attainment levels, and health and wellbeing outcomes. The objective of the grant opportunity is to engage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander female students in their schooling to bring about improved educational outcomes.

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Science
Education, Women

Women in STEM & Entrepreneurship

Funder:  Federal – Industry

Grant Background: The Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship program supports investment in gender equity initiatives that aim for lasting systemic change by eliminating barriers for women’s participation in STEM education and careers, and entrepreneurship.

The program objectives are to:

  • increase awareness and participation of girls and women in STEM education and careers
  • increase awareness and participation of girls and women in other parts of the innovation ecosystem including innovative businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurial activities and careers
  • stimulate an increase in the number of women in senior leadership and decision making positions in government, research organisations, industry and businesses.

To deliver on the aims of the WISE program, this round will only support projects in these specific focus areas:

  • Information technology
  • Engineering
  • Intersectionality
  • Entrepreneurship

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Community
Community, Health, Women

Local Domestic and Family Violence Committee Grants

Funder:  NSW – Women

Grant Background: The NSW Government supports the prevention of domestic and family violence at the local level by providing annual grants to Local Domestic and Family Violence Committees across the state. Grants are available for projects that raise awareness about the impacts of domestic and family violence (DFV).

Projects the NSW Government is looking to fund:

  • Projects that reinforce messages about positive behaviours and social norms rejecting violence against women, and collaborations with local organisations, especially men’s-based organisations, groups and schools, in leading efforts for change.
  • Funds can also be used to develop educational and awareness raising resources, print information booklets, promotional brochures and posters about DFV and/or local services.

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