Investing in Women funding program

Back in Spring 2012 we put together a special edition of The Country Web titled ‘Women Crossing Boundaries‘. It featured rural, regional and remote women who were working in a non-traditional field. By sharing their stories we hope to inspire other women to consider a career in these non-traditional industries, so we are excited to share this news of a new funding program from Women NSW. Applications close 30 August so you’ll need to get started if you would like to submit an application.

Women in trades

Women NSW is offering an exciting new funding opportunity for projects that lead to economic empowerment of women through training and employment in non-traditional trades. Non-traditional trades are those with 25 per cent or less participation of women.

The Investing in Women funding program will support key stakeholders to encourage women into the trades and to improve opportunities and outcomes for women in the priority area of economic participation.

Eligible stakeholders include:

  • local councils and shires, including regional organisations of councils and consortia of councils; 
  • peak organisations representing women’s stakeholder groups;
  • not-for-profit organisations, including community organisations; and
  • industry bodies and the private sector working in partnership with the government on initiatives directly supporting women and girls entering non-traditional trades.

Funding up to $25,000 is available for partnership projects. For more information see the Funding Guidelines.

Applications close 30 August 2013.To apply, click here

For inquiries  contact Women NSW via email at:

About nswrwn

NSW Rural Women’s Network is a government program working in innovative ways to promote leadership and action on rural women’s issues. The RWN team is dedicated to connecting and exchanging information with women and stakeholders in rural, regional and remote communities.
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