NSW Women’s Week celebrates the diverse contributions of women and girls. It is an opportunity to reflect on the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and girls and promote gender equality.
NSW Women’s Week will be celebrated between Monday 7 March and Sunday 13 March 2022 to coincide with International Women’s Day on 8 March 2022.
A total of $100,000 will be available for organisations to deliver an event or activity that supports the objectives of NSW Women’s Week, with funding between $3,000 to $5,000 for individual events.
NSW Women’s Week events or activities will need to align with at least one of the three targeted priorities that women from across NSW have consistently said are important to them in the NSW Women’s Strategy 2018-2022.
- Economic opportunity and advancement
Economic opportunity and advancement aims to improve women’s financial wellbeing and security, and support diverse and flexible employment opportunities for women and girls. Funding for events in this category should:
- celebrate and promote women’s financial wellbeing and security
- promote diverse and flexible employment opportunities for women and girls
- celebrate and promote women in diverse employment categories/industries.
Health and wellbeing aims to promote and support a holistic approach to women’s health across their lifespan. Women’s physical, social and economic potential is maximised when they are healthy and their health needs are addressed. Funding for events in this category should:
- celebrate, promote and support a holistic approach to women’s health across the lifespan.
Participation and empowerment recognises the importance of supporting women’s engagement through social networks, access to information and building confidence using diverse representations of women and girls. Funding for events in this category should:
- provide opportunities that enable women and girls to actively participate in their communities
- build confidence and resilience of women and girls
- celebrate achievements of women and girls.
NSW Women’s Week Grants are open to all incorporated not-for-profit community organisations that are registered and approved as not-for-profit bodies by NSW Fair Trading.
NSW local councils (and their section 355 committees) operating under the Local Government Act (1993) are obliged to cash match or provide in-kind support up to the value of $5,000.
Note: NSW Government schools, Area Health Services and public hospitals are ineligible to apply, however, an associated incorporated not-for-profit body, such as a Parents and Citizens Association or hospital auxiliary will be eligible to apply for funding.
Grant applications close: November 15, 2021
Applicants informed, in writing, of outcome: December 2021
Payment of grant funding to successful applicants: January 2022
Women’s Week funded event/activity: Monday, March 7 — Sunday, March 13, 2021
Project Report & Acquittal due: May 31, 2022
Apply for NSW Women’s Week 2022 Grant Funding
Applications close November 15, 2021