Miles Doing What Matters: Grant program investing in Queensland women’s future

Published Wednesday, 03 July, 2024 at 02:06 PM

Minister for Health, Mental Health and Ambulance Services and Minister for Women
The Honourable Shannon Fentiman

  • 37 organisations will share in $635,000 under the Miles Government’s Investing in Queensland Women grants program 2024 Super Round.
  • Initiatives will help a variety of women in the community, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, domestic and family violence survivors and women with disabilities.
  • Projects include a pop-up shop, resource packs, training programs and educational webinars.

The Investing in Queensland Women grant program Super Round allocates $635,000 to 37 organisations delivering projects that promote safety and wellbeing for women and girls; empower their voices and leadership skills; and create lasting positive change within communities.

Grants of up to $25,000 are being provided to successful organisations to deliver the initiatives aimed at empowering and supporting women and girls.

Successful initiatives involve supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women impacted by domestic and family violence, breast cancer survivors, women with disabilities and those from culturally and linguistically diverse and the LGBTIQ+ communities.

Projects include:

  • Impact Community Services Bundaberg: Creating a mobile pop-up shop supporting the health and wellbeing of women to reduce barriers of access in Bundaberg.
  • Basic Rights Queensland: Creating resource packs that provide vital legal information for culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
  • Coral Sea Foundation Ltd: Training and networking program for First Nations women to enhance understanding of their sea country.
  • Epilepsy Action Australia: Educational webinars for pregnant women with epilepsy.

By merging Rounds 1 and 2 for 2024 into one supercharged round, community groups will have 12 months (instead of 6) to implement their initiatives. The super round was boosted to $625,000 thanks to the identification of additional funding.

Since 2021, this grant program has seen a total of 206 initiatives supported from over $1.8 million invested across seven IQW grant rounds to deliver impactful initiatives across urban, rural, and remote regions to promote gender equality throughout Queensland.

The grants program underscores the Mile Government’s commitment to improving the lives of Queensland women and girls, no matter where they live.

To see a full list of recipients and for further information on future rounds, visit

Quotes attributable to Minister for Health, Mental Health and Ambulance Service and Minister for Women Shannon Fentiman:

“I am thrilled to be announcing the successful grant recipients working to achieve gender equality in Queensland.

“We know that these incredible organisations working on the ground know their community’s need best.

“That’s why we’re supporting them to deliver impactful initiatives that are essential for creating a better future for women in Queensland.

“I would particularly like to thank the organisations who applied for a grant - the huge volume of applications highlights the passion our community has towards improving women’s safety and wellbeing.

“Our government remains committed to tackling the challenges Queensland women face each and every day, no matter where they live.”