Securing women’s futures focus of funding grants this Queensland Women’s Week

Published Thursday, 23 February, 2023 at 03:53 PM

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Minister for Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence
The Honourable Shannon Fentiman

  • Queensland Women’s Week will be held from Sunday 5 March to Sunday 12 March.
  • The theme for 2023 is Empower her voice; secure her future.
  • The Investing in Queensland Women grant program provides one-off grants of up to $15,000.

The latest round of the Investing in Queensland Women grant program is open for applications as part of this year’s Queensland Women’s Week celebrations, with grants of up to $15,000 on offer for local organisations to deliver initiatives to empower and support women and girls.

The grant program will support community groups and organisations across Queensland’s urban, rural and remote regions with resources to lead projects and events designed to create positive change for women and girls.

Applications are being sought for projects aimed at addressing issues including domestic and family violence, sexual violence prevention, respectful and healthy relationships, mentoring and leadership opportunities, career pathways into construction and women’s health.

Creating a positive impact on the future of women and girls through the grant program is one way the Queensland Government is delivering upon the theme for this year’s Queensland Women’s Week, Empower her voice; secure her future.

Queensland Women’s Week has been running annually in March since 2016, and is an expansion of International Women’s Day providing a week-long, state-wide celebration to recognise the successes and achievement of women and girls across Queensland.

Applications close on Friday 24th March 2023. Further details of grant program are available at:

Quotes attributable to the Minister for Women, Shannon Fentiman:

“The Investing in Queensland Women grants are part of the government’s commitment to supporting organisations that work tirelessly to end violence against women, empower women, and strive each day to secure a more gender equal future for our young girls.” 

“We want to build on the previous success of the Investing in Queensland Women grant program, which has already seen 119 community driven initiatives funded and over $1 million invested across the four IQW grant rounds during 2021 and 2022”

“That is why I am encouraging Queensland organisations to apply for the grants to deliver projects that will address the diverse range of issues faced by across the state.”

“Queensland Women’s Week acknowledges that everyone has a role to play in creating communities that respects women, embraces gender equality, and promotes and protects the rights, interests and wellbeing of women and girls.”


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