Member for Albury Justin Clancy MP is today inviting Albury electorate organisations with projects that empower NSW women and improve their wellbeing to apply for a share of $400,000 from the NSW Government.
Mr Clancy said this funding from the latest round of Investing in Women grants gives Albury organisations the opportunity to do their bit in promoting gender equality.
“As a community it is important we lead the way in advancing the status of women,” Mr Clancy said.
“The Investing in Women funding program works to reduce gender inequality so that women have real opportunity and choice.”
The NSW Government is calling for applications for innovative projects that either:
Minister for Women, Bronwyn Taylor said the Investing in Women funding program empowers women across the State to participate and achieve in a range of areas.
“We are looking to fund a range of innovative projects, which can be anything from creating employment opportunities in male-dominated industries, improving access to women’s health information, to engaging more women in sports and recreation,” Ms Taylor said.
Since 2013, the NSW Government has provided over $1.4 million under the Investing in Women funding program to enhance women’s economic opportunities and leadership in NSW.
Leadership training for female farmers, STEM workshops for young girls and career mentoring for regional women were among some of the projects previously funded under the program.
For more information on the program and how to apply, visit www.women.nsw.gov.au. Applications close at 11:59 pm (AEST) on Sunday, 26 May 2019.