Member for Tamworth, Kevin Anderson is urging regional organisations with projects that empower NSW women and improve their wellbeing to apply for a share of $400,000 from the NSW Government. 

“This funding from the latest round of “Investing in Women” grants gives organisations across the region the opportunity to do their bit in promoting gender equality. 

“This is great news for our communities as it is important we lead the way in advancing the status of women.
“The Investing in Women funding program is one of the largest grant programs in the state and works to reduce gender inequality so that women have real opportunity and choice.

“I would like to hear from organisations that aim to 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. 

“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,” Mr Anderson concluded.

Since 2013, the NSW Government has provided over $1.4 million under the Investing in Women funding program to enhance women’s economic opportunities and leadership in NSW.

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  Applications close at 11:59 pm (AEST) on Sunday, 26 May 2019.

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