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Investing in Queensland Women grants program

The Queensland Government’s Investing in Queensland Women grant program is a consolidation of the previously separate Queensland Women’s Week (March), Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month (May) and Sexual Violence Awareness Month (October) grant programs.

The Investing in Queensland Women grant program provides two rounds of $270,000 funding each year, with grants of up to $15,000 (excluding GST) awarded to community groups and organisations across the state’s urban, rural and remote communities to develop and deliver initiatives that align with the Queensland Government’s strategic priorities for women and address the unique issues faced by women and girls.

One off grant-funding will be made available to support initiatives that:

  • target people who identify as women and who may be more vulnerable or experience multiple levels of disadvantage, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability, LGBTIQ+ people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (including people on temporary visas), people in rural, regional and remote communities, young people and older people
  • help achieve the objectives of the Queensland Women’s Strategy 2016-2021 and inspire and encourage the Queensland community to respect women, embrace gender equality and promote and protect the rights, interests and wellbeing of women and girls
  • help achieve the objectives of the Third Action Plan (PDF, 525 KB) of Queensland’s Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Strategy 2016-2026 to reduce domestic and family violence reoffending, including working with perpetrators and/or with victim-survivors
  • help achieve the objectives of Prevent. Support Believe. Queensland’s Framework to address Sexual Violence.

The inaugural round opened on 4 February 2021 however, in future the rounds will open on 1 February (Round 1) and 1 July (Round 2) each year. Each round will remain open for 1 month.

The combined Investing in Queensland Women grant program supports greater flexibility, with initiatives able to be delivered at any time within a six-month period. While initiatives no longer have to be held within a particular awareness week (e.g. Queensland Women’s Week) or month, grants can still support this.

Applications under Round 1 will support the delivery of projects in the second half of the calendar year (including Sexual Violence Awareness Month and the 16 Days of Activism to Prevent Violence against Women).

Applications under Round 2 will support the delivery of projects in the first half of the following calendar year (including Queensland Women’s Week and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month).

For more details, including to view the guidelines and to apply, visit www.qld.gov.au/grants-for-women.

Applications are now open for Round 1 and will close at 5pm Friday, 5 March 2021.