Hon Liza Harvey MLA

Hon Liza Harvey MLA

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

    Grants for Women to double to $200,000

    15/12/2016 7:00 AM
    • Grants for Women program doubles from $100,000 to $200,000
    • Grants are for projects that encourage women's economic independence and/or encourage women's leadership 

    The Liberal National Government has reaffirmed its commitment to promoting women's economic independence and leadership by doubling the funding available through its Grants for Women program.


    Deputy Premier and Women's Interests Minister Liza Harvey said funding available through the program would increase from $100,000 to $200,000 in 2016-17.


    "The State Government has initiated and supported many projects and initiatives to ensure Western Australian women continue to tackle challenges and barriers to their advancement," Ms Harvey said.


    "It is a State Government priority to promote and enhance the economic independence and leadership of women, and that is why we have decided to increase the funding made available through the Grants for Women program."


    The Minister said the grant application period had been removed, allowing applications to be made any time of the year.


    "This will enable organisations to apply for funding for projects that benefit women at any time, and in response to issues and opportunities as they arise," she said.


    The Grants for Women program enables eligible community organisations and local governments to secure funding for projects that encourage women's economic independence and/or encourage women's leadership.


    The program has now been spilt into two streams:

    • up to $5,000 for one-off activities or initiatives with a duration of up to six months
    • up to $10,000 for longer term, more strategic and sustainable initiatives. 

    Funding may be used for expenses such as transport, equipment/venue hire, purchase of minor equipment and child care.


    Fact File

    • The Grants for Women program is administered by the Department of Local Government and Communities
    • For more information, visit https://www.dlgc.wa.gov.au 

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


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