Women’s grants open

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - STREET WATCH -

AP­PLI­CA­TIONS are open for State Govern­ment grants for projects which pro­mote women’s eco­nomic in­de­pen­dence and lead­er­ship. Last year’s WA Grants for Women pro­gram saw more than $83,000 in fund­ing go to 20 projects, in­clud­ing the Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Women in Con­struc­tion, the Skills for Women Pro­ject and Katan­ning Re­gional Busi­ness As­so­ci­a­tion. Women’s In­ter­ests Min­is­ter Liza Har­vey said lo­cal gov­ern­ments and el­i­gi­ble com­mu­nity ser­vice or­gan­i­sa­tions could ap­ply for up to $5000 to pay for pro­ject costs in­clud­ing ad­ver­tis­ing, print­ing or child­care. “Women in Western Aus­tralia face a num­ber of bar­ri­ers to im­prove their sta­tus; they con­tinue to be un­der­rep­re­sented in lead­er­ship roles and are more likely than men to have no sav­ings at re­tire­ment,” she said. Ap­pli­ca­tions close on Thurs­day, March 17. For more in­for­ma­tion go to www.dlgc.wa.gov.au.

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