Get­ting cash for Women’s Day pro­grams

The Riverine Herald - - NEWS -

LO­CAL gov­ern­ment and not-for-profit com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions can now ap­ply for a share in $100,000 for In­ter­na­tional Women’s Day events next year.

Women’s health, so­cial and eco­nomic em­pow­er­ment are set to be key fea­tures of the events held dur­ing the in­au­gu­ral NSW Women’s Week in March next year.

“Women are so vi­tal to mak­ing Mur­ray a great place to live through their con­tri­bu­tions to the work­force, their fam­i­lies, and our com­mu­nity,” Mem­ber for Mur­ray Austin Evans said.

“NSW Women’s Week will give lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions an op­por­tu­nity to de­liver ed­u­ca­tion, men­tor­ing, and other ac­tiv­i­ties like sport­ing events to en­cour­age lo­cal women and girls to ful­fil their po­ten­tial.”

Events must sup­port at least one of the key pri­or­i­ties of the new NSW Women’s Strat­egy: ■ Im­prov­ing women’s fi­nan­cial well­be­ing and se­cu­rity. ■ En­cour­ag­ing a holis­tic ap­proach to health and well­be­ing. ■ Help­ing women and girls build con­fi­dence and re­silience and cel­e­brat­ing their achieve­ments.

NSW’s first Women’s Week will take place from March 3 to 9, next year.

In­ter­na­tional Women’s Day will be cel­e­brated on March 8.

Ap­pli­ca­tions close on Mon­day, Novem­ber 12 at 5pm.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit women.nsw.gov.au

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