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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Business

Boosting Female Founders Initiative

Funder: Federal – Industry

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

The objectives of the program are to:

  • stimulate private sector investments into innovative startups led by women
  • help female entrepreneurs overcome the disadvantages they face 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.

The intended outcomes of the program are:

  • increased number of startups founded by women
  • new products and services are brought to market by startups founded by women
  • increased financial investment in startups founded by women
  • women improve their earning potential through entrepreneurship
  • increased job creation and economic growth.

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