Improving women's economic independence and leadership prospects is at the forefront of more than $84,000 in Liberal National Government funding announced today.
Deputy Premier and Women's Interests Minister Liza Harvey said the Grants for Women program provided vital support to organisations working to benefit women across Western Australia.
"We are striving to improve gender equity in the workplace and increase opportunities for women to progress to leadership positions," Mrs Harvey said.
"This involves linking work-ready women to employment, upskilling and retraining; promoting networking and resources; and improving superannuation awareness.
"It is great to see such a diverse range of innovative projects receive funding this year, particularly as more than 50 per cent will be based in regional WA."
The 18 approved projects include planning and managing a food business, retirement income planning, financial literacy for women who are domestic violence victims or homeless, and an education program that will be delivered by radio.
The Grants for Women program is run by the Department of Local Government and Communities. Funding of up to $5,000 is available for community organisations to support projects that encourage women's economic independence and/or encourage women's leadership.
Deputy Premier and Women's Interests Minister's office - 6552 5900
|Goldfields Women's Health Care Association Inc.||She Owns it: Kalgoorlie Women's Conference||$5,000||Goldfields|
|Community Living Association Inc.||Women's Economic Life Skills||$5,000||Great Southern|
|Denmark Chamber of Commerce||Business in the Kitchen||$5,000||Great Southern|
|Enterprise Learning Projects||Kalumburu Microenterprise Development: Skill Development Workshops||$5,000||Kimberley|
|yourtown||Balgo Designs Women's Program||$3,800||Kimberley|
|Arts Radio Ltd||A Room of One's Own||$4,690||Metropolitan|
|Australian Federation of Business and Professional Women (Western Australian Division) Inc.||Women's Leadership Weekend||$4,846||Metropolitan|
|Ready to Work Inc.||Interview Reference Booklet||$5,000||Metropolitan|
|City of Mandurah||Migrant Women Business Power Up Program||$5,000||Peel|
|Serpentine Jarrahdale Community Resource Centre Inc.||Women in Business Networking||$3,500||Peel|
|Serpentine Jarrahdale Food and Farm Alliance Inc.||Women Growing Food in the Peel Region||$3,800||Peel|
|Belmont Business Enterprise Centre Inc.||BPW Business Incubator ONLINE Retirement Income||$5,000||South-East Metropolitan|
|Zonta House Refuge Association Inc.||Positive Pathway||$4,737||South-East Metropolitan|
|Enable Southwest Inc.||Empowering Women Expo||$4,500||South-West|
|South West Women's Health and Information Service Inc.||WomanMade.com.au-South West||$5,000||South-West|
|Walpole Nornalup and Districts Community Development Group Inc.||Women as Leaders||$4,800||South-West|
|Nungarin Community Resource Centre Inc.||Dollars and Sense for Women: Getting on the Road to Financial Independence||$4,452||Wheatbelt|
|The Liebe Group||Empowering Women for Business Success Through Effective Succession||$5,000||Wheatbelt|