Hon Simone McGurk BA(Arts) BA(Comms) MLA

Hon Simone McGurk BA(Arts) BA(Comms) MLA

Minister for Child Protection; Women's Interests; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services

    Boost for projects supporting women

    25/07/2017 12:50 PM
     
    • More than $77,000 awarded to 11 community groups to support women's projects
    • Funding is part of the Grants for Women program 

    A project in the Kwinana and Mandurah area that aims to help women achieve economic independence is among 11 projects to receive funding under the State Government's Grants for Women program.

     

    More than $77,000 in grants has been awarded to community groups and local governments for projects that focus on addressing the unique issues faced by women.

     

    The Inspire Change project received $10,000 to conduct a series of workshops in Kwinana and Mandurah, aimed at women with young or primary-aged children.

     

    Topics covered will help build resilience and economic independence, and include financial literacy, budgeting, loans and superannuation, alternative economic opportunities and childcare options and access.

     

    Another project to receive funding is angelhands Inc's Trauma Recovery Training which supports people affected by homicide and serious violence. Nearly $10,000 will go towards trauma recovery training aimed at upskilling 20 women to deliver specialised trauma services and gain valuable experience in the mental health industry.

     

    Applications for the grants program can be submitted any time and grants of up to $10,000 are available.

     

    Comments attributed to Women's Interests Minister Simone McGurk:

     

    "This program supports projects that provide women with pathways to economic independence, improves their leadership skills and provides support to those who have experienced trauma.

     

    "Women continue to experience significant barriers including the gender pay gap. In Western Australia, women are paid 25.4 per cent less than their male counterparts compared with 18.5 per cent nationally.

     

    "In addition, women's average superannuation balances are up to 38 per cent less than men's.  This means that women are less likely than men to live comfortably when they retire.

     

    "The projects funded through the Grants for Women program equip women with the confidence and knowledge they need to take control of their financial situation, build their income and take on leadership positions at work and in the community."

     

    Minister's office - 6552 6600

     

    OrganisationProject nameAmount Region
    Green Skills Inc - DenmarkWomen, Leadership for the Future$4,500Great Southern
    Enterprise Learning ProjectsEntrepreneurial Ecosystem in the Kimberley$10,000Kimberley
    angelhands IncTrauma Recovery Training$9,997

    North-west metropolitan and north-east metropolitan

    National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) WA ChapterNAWIC WA Mentoring Program 2017$10,000Metropolitan and Peel

    International Forum of Reconciliation and Peace

    Financial Empowerment for Multicultural Women in Business$5,000South-west metropolitan
    South Metropolitan Youth Link IncInspire Change$10,000South-west metropolitan and Peel
    South West Women's Health and Information Service Inc

    Mentoring and Networking Circle of Success

    $10,000South-West
    Quairading Community Resource CentreEnhance Your Personal Finance$5,000Wheatbelt
    Kondinin Community Resource CentreMoney Smart Women$4,546Wheatbelt
    Dalwallinu Community Resource Centre IncBring Out Your Inner Leader: Strong Women = Stronger Communities$3,625Wheatbelt
    Nungarin Community Resource Centre IncBreak Through to Financial Confidence$4,472Wheatbelt