A new round of the Investing in Queensland Women grant program is open for applications.
Grants of up to $15,000 are available for community organisations who focus on initiatives that address the unique issues faced by Queensland’s women and girls.
Minister for Women Shannon Fentiman said the State is committed to investing $540,000 every year for the program that supports events and projects that inspire the community to respect women, embrace gender equality and promote and protect the rights interests and wellbeing of women and girls.
“Across the State women and girls have raised their voices time and time again to demand equality, respect and the right to live in safety – and the Palaszczuk Government has listened,” Minister Fentiman said.“We are funding frontline and community organisations and partners with innovative ideas to help women achieve, succeed and be safe and secure.“
34 organisations shared in $270,000 in one round of funding earlier in 2022 and there are three categories of funding available in the current round.
What funding is available?
Category 1: up to $5,000 for small initiatives such as targeted campaigns or events
Category 2: up to $10,000 for larger initiatives which will operate on a broader scale or are more sustainable in nature.
Category 3: up to $15,000 for substantial initiatives which are undertaken jointly between two or more organisations.
Funding allocated in this current round of grants supports delivery of projects and events in the first half of 2023 which covers both Queensland Women’s Week in March and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention month in May.
How this links to Queensland strategies?
The Minister said the fund is also keen to see proposals that help achieve objectives of the Queensland Women’s Strategy, the Queensland Domestic and Family Violence Strategy or the Prevent. Support. Believe Framework to address sexual violence.
Applications close 5 August.
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