Today is International Day of the Girl (IDG); a global platform to advocate for the full spectrum of girls’ rights.
This year's IDG theme, 'Invest in Girls' Rights: Our Leadership, Our Well-being', is a great reminder for local councils, community groups and organisations to apply for the latest round of the Queensland Government's Investing in Queensland Women grant program, which provides one-off grants of up to $15,000 for projects that benefit women and girls from all backgrounds.
Applications are now open to support projects that address sexual, domestic, and family violence prevention, mentoring and leadership opportunities as well as projects that strengthen respectful and healthy relationships, women’s health, and career pathways into male dominated fields.
The grants will be awarded for projects that work to improve the lives of Queensland women and girls and are aligned with Queensland Government initiatives including the recently announced Women and Girls’ Health Strategy, and Queensland Women’s Strategy 2022-27.
Further information about the grant program and how to apply is available here: https://www.justice.qld.gov.au/initiatives/grants-for-queensland-women
Applications close on 20 October 2023.