Grants for Women Program

Up to $10,000 is available from Grants for Women Program to implement projects that focus on addressing the unique issues faced by women.


Grants for Women Program

The Grants for Women Program provides funding support for Western Australian based projects that focus on addressing the unique issues faced by women.



Funding of up to $5,000 is available for one-off activities or initiatives, with a duration of up to six months that contribute to the program’s priority areas.

Funding of up to $10,000 is available for longer term (over six months), strategic initiatives involving a range of partners that will contribute to creating sustainable or systemic change in the program’s priority areas.

Funding may be used for:

  • Transport
  • equipment/venue hire
  • food and non-alcoholic beverages
  • minor administration costs such as postage, phone
  • purchase of minor capital equipment
  • publication costs of material created through the project
  • resource materials and consumable items
  • publicity, communications and marketing costs
  • consultants and/or facilitators
  • child care provided by qualified providers in an accredited setting for women participating in the project


Eligible Projects

Projects should address one or more of the following project priority areas:

  • Health and Wellbeing
    • a project that provides women with access to information and advice on issues of health and wellbeing and the risks identified above;
    • initiatives that look at the planning, design, implementation and evaluation of projects that address poor nutrition, alcoholism and lack of physical activity.
  • Safety and Justice
    • projects that improve safety for women at entertainment venues ie: hotels, bars, clubs, festivals;
    • innovative community led programs or initiatives that provide information, training and advice to women.
  • Women’s Economic Independence
    • a project that contributes to improving employment outcomes for women;
    • developing models that provide information and advice on issues of economic independence to women; and
    • initiatives that improve women’s financial planning and literacy skills, including superannuation.
  • Women in Leadership
    • a project that encourages workplaces to improve gender diversity at all levels of the organisation; or
    • developing models of workplace support for women with caring responsibilities.


Eligible Applicants

Eligible groups and organisations must be:

  • an incorporated not-for-profit community organisation;
  • a local government authority; or
  • an unincorporated organisation or community group, applying through the auspice of an incorporated body or a local government authority.

A group or organisation is not-for-profit if its governing documents prohibit the distribution of profits to individual members while the organisation is operating and on its wind-up.



Applications close 30 June 2019.


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