Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson called 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. 
Mr Anderson said 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 this region 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 fulfil their potential.” 
“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. 
“The 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,” Mr Anderson concluded.  
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 
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. 

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