I call on local government and not-for-profit community organisations to apply for a share of $100,000 to hold events in the week of 2019 International Women’s Day to celebrate local women and girls.
Women’s health, social and economic empowerment are set to be key features of the events held during the inaugural NSW Women’s Week in March next year.
Women are so vital to making our State a great place to live through their contributions to the workforce, their families, and our community.
NSW Women’s Week will give local organisations an opportunity to deliver education, mentoring, and other activities like sporting events to encourage local women and girls to fulfill their potential.
Events must support at least one of the key priorities of the new NSW Women’s Strategy 2018-2022 by either;
- Improving women’s financial wellbeing and security,
- Encouraging a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, or
- Helping women and girls build confidence and resilience and celebrating their achievements.
NSW’s first Women’s Week will take place from Monday 3 to Saturday March 9, next year. International Women’s Day will be celebrated on March 8.
2019 NSW Women’s Week events should be about mentoring and supporting and could range from a career day, an activity that promotes wellness, sporting events or even networking opportunities.
While progress is being made toward gender equity for women in their personal and public lives, there is still more work to do, and the NSW Government is proud to deliver the State’s first Women’s Week.
Funding is available across two categories (up to $1,000 or from $1,001 to $5,000) to cater for small-scale or large local community events and activities.
Applications for the NSW Women’s Week Grants Program close on Monday, November 12 at 5pm. For further information, criteria or to apply, please visit www.women.nsw.gov.au.