Media Release by The Hon Tanya Pibersek MP

$800,000 grant round opens to boost Australian women’s advocacy

The Australian Government will provide up to $100,000 to national women’s non-government organisations (NGOs) to increase women’s representation and advocacy.

 Tanya Plibersek said promoting the engagement of women in society remains a high priority for the Australian Government.

“Ensuring that representative organisations are well equipped to advocate and participate in current policy debates is critical to improving gender policy outcomes,” Ms Plibersek said.

“I want women’s organisations to expand their networks and work with women who have not engaged in policy debates in the past or who find it difficult to be heard.

“These grants will support women’s organisations to work with diverse groups of women in the community and assist them engage in current policy debates.

“Women busy in their everyday lives who may not see themselves as part of the formal women’s movement, but whose opinions are just as important, are among the target groups.

“Young women, Indigenous women, women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and women with disabilities will also be a focus.

“The grants will promote stronger engagement between women in the community, women’s organisations and the Government.”

To obtain a copy of the Application Guidelines and Application Form, either:

Applications close at 3:00pm AEST Friday 8 May