Wendy Tuckerman, Member for Goulburn, is inviting organisations with projects that empower NSW women and improve their wellbeing to apply for a share of $400,000 from the NSW Government.

Ms Tuckerman said this funding from the latest round of Investing in Women grants gives organisations in the Goulburn electorate 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,” Ms Tuckerman said. 

“The Investing in Women funding program works to reduce gender inequality so that women have real opportunity and choice.”

Tablelands Farming Systems was a 2018 grant recipient of $25,000 which assisted in developing the Females who Farm Leadership Program. This program provided female farmers training to build their skills within farming enterprises to; take on leadership roles, be key decision makers and work with stakeholders in the paddock.

The NSW Government is calling for applications for innovative projects that either:

  • Improve women’s financial wellbeing or employment opportunities
  • Promote and support a holistic approach to women’s health, or
  • Support women’s engagement in the community or other social networks.

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 Applications close at 11:59 pm (AEST) on Sunday, 26 May 2019.