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PROMOTING WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT ACROSS THE MONARO
Member for Monaro John Barilaro has today said the NSW Government is seeking out local organisations with projects that empower NSW women and improve their wellbeing. These organisations are encouraged to apply for a share of $400,000 from the NSW Government to go towards their project.
“We have a community that is passionate, supportive and wants to see local women thrive,” Mr Barilaro said.
“The Investing in Women fund is an opportunity for local organisations to access funding for programs that can make a real difference to the development, leadership, confidence and future of women in Monaro.”
Mr Barilaro said successful grant recipients in 2018 included Tablelands Farming Systems, which received $25,000 to run the Females who Farm Leadership Program. The program helped women build the skills and confidence required to take on leadership roles in farming enterprises.
“If you have an idea or a plan that could help empower local women, I encourage you to apply now and take the next step to make your idea a reality,” he said.
The NSW Government is calling for applications for innovative projects that either:
Improve women’s financial wellbeing or employment opportunities
Promote and support a holistic approach to women’s health, or
Support women’s engagement in the community or other social networks.
Minister for Women, Bronwyn Taylor said the Investing in Women funding program empowers women across the State to participate and achieve in a variety of areas.
“We are looking to fund a range of innovative projects, which can be anything from creating employment opportunities in male-dominated industries, improving access to women’s health information, to engaging more women in sports and recreation,” Ms Taylor said.
Since 2013, the NSW Government has provided over $1.4 million under the Investing in Women funding program. Leadership training for female farmers, STEM workshops for young girls and career mentoring for regional women were among some of the projects previously funded under the program.
For more information on the program and how to apply, visit www.women.nsw.gov.au. Applications close at 11:59 pm (AEST) on Sunday, 26 May 2019.