Grants aim to improve women’s economic standing
Grants of up to $5000 are now available for WA projects that promote economic independence and leadership for women.
The WA Grants for Women program, delivered by the Department of Local Government and Communities, is now in its second year.
Minister for Women’s Interests Liza Harvey said the grants aimed to help close the gap many women still face in the workforce.
“Women in WA face a number of barriers to improve their status — they continue to be under-represented in leadership roles and are more likely than men to have no savings at retirement,” she said.
Last year, grants went towards 20 projects, including TradeUP Australia workshops encouraging women to take up skilled trade careers and a mentoring program from the National Association of Women in Construction WA.
For more information or to apply, visit www.dlgc.wa.gov.au.
Applications close March 17.