Grants to support women’s workforce participation and safety

Grants to support women’s workforce participation and safety

Office for Women Grants and Funding
Tuesday, 03 July 2018

Office for Women

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Funding of $1.2 million under the Women’s Leadership and Development Program will be provided to organisations across the country for one-off or small-scale projects to achieve tangible outcomes for the community over the next three years.

The initiatives support women’s workforce participation and safety and will benefit women from all walks of life: women seeking work, those trying to re-enter the workforce, and women experiencing or recovering from domestic violence.

Women’s Leadership and Development Program funds from 2017-18 to 2019-20 have been provided to the following organisations:

  • Community Hubs Australia (QLD, NSW, VIC, SA) — Increasing workforce participation for migrant women
  • Dress for Success Sydney (NSW, VIC, QLD, TAS, WA) — Employment Pathways Program & Career Support Program
  • Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health (Nationwide) — National Education Toolkit for Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting Awareness
  • Women’s Legal Service Queensland (Nationwide) — Translation of Australia’s first financial literacy app (Penda App) for women experiencing domestic violence
  • Supporting And Linking Tradeswomen, SALT (NSW) — From DV to trade, a new perspective for women’s lives
  • Sexual Health Quarters (WA) — Identifying and responding to intimate partner violence and reproductive coercion
  • Women With Disabilities Australia (Nationwide) — Collaborating with the National Women’s Alliances
  • Museum of Australian Democracy—Commemorating the 75th anniversary of women in Parliament
  • National Council of Women Australia (Nationwide) — Website upgrade

More information on the successful grants will be available soon on the Australian Government Grant Connect website.