Grants address women’s issues
A PROJECT in Kwinana helping women achieve economic independence is among 11 projects receiving funding under the State Government’s Grants for Women program.
More than $770,000 in grants has been awarded to community groups and local governments for projects focusing on addressing the unique issues faced by women.
The Inspire Change project received $10,000 for a series of workshops 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.
Women’s Interest Minister Simone McGurk said the program supported projects providing women with pathways to economic independence, improved their leadership skills and supported those who had experienced trauma.
‘Women continue to experience significant barriers including the gender pay gap,’’ she said.