Grant opportunities

Forecast and current grant opportunities available under the Working for Women Program are listed below.

National Women’s Alliances – this opportunity is now closed

The Australian Government is increasing funding to strengthen the National Women’s Alliances program to deliver expert and strategic advice on the solutions required to meet the vision of Working for Women: A Strategy for Gender Equality (the Strategy).

Up to $10.88 million over five years (from December 2024) is available for up to 6 organisations to be funded for 5 years to provide collaborative, intersectional, evidence based gender expertise and strategic advice to Government to inform ongoing progress of the Strategy’s outcomes.

Alliances will focus on elevating the lived experiences of women in all their diversity and bringing together the expertise of the women’s sector and expert stakeholders. Cross alliance collaboration will be a central feature of the program, to ensure advice to Government is intersectional and prioritised.

Organisations and consortia are encouraged to apply in the open competitive grant round to represent one or more of the following themes and/or diverse groups consistent with the priorities of the Strategy:

  • Gender-based violence.
  • Women’s economic equality and leadership.
  • Migrant and refugee women.
  • First Nations women.
  • Women living in rural, regional and remote areas.
  • Women with disability.

Applications for this grant opportunity closed on Wednesday 3 July 2024.

Forecast Opportunity - Research Partnership Grant to build the evidence base for achieving gender equality in Australia

The Australian Government is providing up to $5.0 million from March 2025 to June 2030 to fund a research partnership with a research institution to build the evidence base on what works to achieve gender equality, especially in relation to driving women’s economic equality. It will also develop a mechanism to hear directly from the Australian community, particularly women, about their experiences, concerns and priorities.

A single organisation or consortia will be selected through this competitive process to form a research partnership with the Australian Government, represented by the Office for Women within the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

The grant opportunity will open 13 August 2024 and close on 23 September 2024.

Information briefing

The Office for Women will be hosting a virtual Information Briefing for all potential applicants. The purpose of the Briefing is to:

  • outline the program priorities and desired outcomes;
  • highlight the core eligibility requirements; and
  • provide an opportunity for consortia partnerships to be considered.

Date and time: 20 August 2024, 10:00AM – 11.00AM AEDT

Register: email researchpartnership@pmc.gov.au to register for this virtual information briefing.

Potential applicants are encouraged to attend the virtual Information Briefing. Attending may provide organisations with the opportunity to connect with others who may be interested in forming a consortia.

Please note: The virtual Information Briefing will be recorded. The recording will be published on GrantConnect and will remain accessible while the opportunity is open.

How to apply for funding

Grant opportunities under the WfWP are advertised on GrantConnect. Organisations are encouraged to subscribe to GrantConnect to receive updates on the WfWP and other Commonwealth Government grant programs.

Grant announcements

All WfWP grants awarded are published on GrantConnect within 21 calendar days of entering into an agreement, in accordance with the Commonwealth Grants Rules and Guidelines.