- 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
|Organisation||Project name||Amount ||Region|
|Green Skills Inc - Denmark||Women, Leadership for the Future||$4,500||Great Southern|
|Enterprise Learning Projects||Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in the Kimberley||$10,000||Kimberley|
|angelhands Inc||Trauma Recovery Training||$9,997|
North-west metropolitan and north-east metropolitan
|National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) WA Chapter||NAWIC WA Mentoring Program 2017||$10,000||Metropolitan and Peel|
International Forum of Reconciliation and Peace
|Financial Empowerment for Multicultural Women in Business||$5,000||South-west metropolitan|
|South Metropolitan Youth Link Inc||Inspire Change||$10,000||South-west metropolitan and Peel|
|South West Women's Health and Information Service Inc|
Mentoring and Networking Circle of Success
|Quairading Community Resource Centre||Enhance Your Personal Finance||$5,000||Wheatbelt|
|Kondinin Community Resource Centre||Money Smart Women||$4,546||Wheatbelt|
|Dalwallinu Community Resource Centre Inc||Bring Out Your Inner Leader: Strong Women = Stronger Communities||$3,625||Wheatbelt|
|Nungarin Community Resource Centre Inc||Break Through to Financial Confidence||$4,472||Wheatbelt|