Hon Liza Harvey MLA

Hon Liza Harvey MLA

Former Deputy Premier; Minister for Police; Road Safety; Training and Workforce Development; Women's Interests

    Boost for projects benefitting women

    21/06/2016 12:00 PM
     
    • More than $84,000 in funding for 18 women's programs across Western Australia 

    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.

     

    Fact File

    Deputy Premier and Women's Interests Minister's office - 6552 5900

     

    Organisation Name Project Name Amount Region
    Goldfields Women's Health Care Association Inc.She Owns it: Kalgoorlie Women's Conference$5,000Goldfields
    Community Living Association Inc.Women's Economic Life Skills$5,000Great Southern
    Denmark Chamber of CommerceBusiness in the Kitchen$5,000Great Southern
    Enterprise Learning ProjectsKalumburu Microenterprise Development: Skill Development Workshops$5,000Kimberley
    yourtownBalgo Designs Women's Program$3,800Kimberley
    Arts Radio LtdA Room of One's Own$4,690Metropolitan
    Australian Federation of Business and Professional Women (Western Australian Division) Inc.Women's Leadership Weekend$4,846Metropolitan
    Ready to Work Inc.Interview Reference Booklet$5,000Metropolitan
    City of MandurahMigrant Women Business Power Up Program$5,000Peel
    Serpentine Jarrahdale Community Resource Centre Inc.Women in Business Networking$3,500Peel
    Serpentine Jarrahdale Food and Farm Alliance Inc.Women Growing Food in the Peel Region$3,800Peel
    Belmont Business Enterprise Centre Inc.BPW Business Incubator ONLINE Retirement Income$5,000South-East Metropolitan
    Zonta House Refuge Association Inc.Positive Pathway$4,737South-East Metropolitan
    Enable Southwest Inc.Empowering Women Expo$4,500South-West
    South West Women's Health and Information Service Inc.WomanMade.com.au-South West$5,000South-West
    Walpole Nornalup and Districts Community Development Group Inc.Women as Leaders$4,800South-West
    Nungarin Community Resource Centre Inc.Dollars and Sense for Women: Getting on the Road to Financial Independence$4,452Wheatbelt
    The Liebe GroupEmpowering Women for Business Success Through Effective Succession$5,000Wheatbelt

     

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