National Women’s Alliances

What is the National Women’s Alliances?

The National Women’s Alliances is a grant opportunity to establish 6 civil society networks (Alliances) to ensure women’s voices are heard in the policy making process.



The objective of the grant opportunity is that Alliances advocate for Australian women and collaborate with policymakers to inform Australian Government policies which impact women.

Alliances should have a national footprint. Given this, organisations should apply under one of the 6 specific themes to achieve maximum impact. The 6 themes are:

  • women’s safety
  • women’s economic security and leadership
  • Australian women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women
  • women living in rural, regional and remote areas of Australia
  • Australian women living with disability.

The intended outcomes of the National Women’s Alliances stream are that Alliances:

  • Represent Australian women, including underrepresented women
  • Collaborate with policymakers to inform the Australian Government’s understanding of policy issues affecting Australian women
  • Collaborate with policymakers to inform the development of policy solutions to issues affecting Australian women.



A total of $4,925,392.20 GST exclusive over 2021-22 to 2023-24 is available for the Alliances. Each Alliance will receive a maximum grant amount of $820,898.70 GST exclusive over the funding agreement period.


Eligible Projects

To be eligible, your project must align with the National Women’s Alliances’ objectives. You can only spend the grant funds on eligible expenditure you have incurred on eligible grant activities.

Eligible expenditure items are:

  • project costs
  • the development of resources
  • research
  • staff salaries directly related to the implementation of the project
  • materials directly related to the implementation of the project
  • travel within Australia directly and specifically related to the project
  • overseas travel where your Alliance is attending an international forum as a civil society representative, as agreed by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • services outlined in the agreed grant agreement.


Eligible Applicants

To be eligible you must be one of the following entity types:

  • Indigenous Corporation
  • Company
  • Cooperative
  • Incorporated Association
  • Statutory Entity
  • Partnership



Applications close 5 March 2021.


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