Women’s Grants for a Stronger Future

Guidance
Women’s Grants for a Stronger Future program is funded by the Department of Communities to benefit women in Western Australia.

Women's Grants for a Stronger Future - applications are now closed.

In 2022-23, the Women’s Grants for a Stronger Future program aims to support a wider range of initiatives through increased funding for projects and programs that advance gender equality and build a better, fairer and more equitable community in Western Australia.  

Projects or programs should address one or more of the following Women’s Grants for a Stronger Future program priority areas:

  • Safety and Justice 
  • Women's Economic Independence
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Women in Leadership

Grants of up to $10,000 for one-off activities or initiatives that contribute to the women’s grants program priority areas are available through the Department’s website, see guidelines and application forms below.

The following allocations are available through a competitive grants process advertised on the Tenders WA website, see links below for more information and to access the guidelines and application forms.

  • $10,000 - $25,000 for collaborative projects attracting joint project funding, that will contribute to creating sustainable or systemic change in the women’s grants program priority areas.
  • Up to $50,000 for innovative pilot programs with a duration of up to two years that contribute to the women’s grants program priority areas.
  • $25,000 - $100,000 for programs that support the implementation of the recommendations of the Respect@Work: National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces..

Applications for funding should also consider how the initiative aligns with the State Government's Stronger Together: WA's Plan for Gender Equality.

After meeting the core requirements included in the Women’s Grants for a Stronger Future program guidelines, Communities may also prioritise applications that:

  • support Aboriginal Women’s Leadership
  • support older women
  • ensure a range of projects and programs that benefit women across Western Australia are supported.
  • respond to the gendered impacts of COVID-19 by supporting targeted pathways to women's social and economic recovery.

Details for the annual women's grants program

Page reviewed 28 November 2022