As we celebrate International Women’s Day, it’s crucial to recognise the ongoing need for support and empowerment of women across various sectors. In honour of this significant day, we’re sharing some upcoming grant funding opportunities supporting women and girls.  

These opportunities aim to foster gender equality, promote women’s leadership, and address the unique challenges faced by women in diverse communities.  

As always, remember to read the funder guidelines carefully and apply early. 

Upcoming grant funding opportunities supporting women and girls

NSW Government – Investing in Women Program – closes 8 April

The program seeks to fund innovative projects that focus on the three pillars that align with the NSW Women’s Strategy: Economic Opportunity and Advancement; Health and Wellbeing; Participation and Empowerment. 

Application closes: 8 April 2024, 4:00 pm

More information:  

QLD Government – Investing in Queensland Women Grant Program 2024 Super Round – closes 12 April

These grants provide support and resources for initiatives that: focus on empowering women and girls; promoting partnership and networking; addressing existing gaps,  

removing barriers; and addressing the unique issues faced by women.  

More information: 

100 Women – closes 8 May

100 Women are passionate about their mission to advance the safety, health, education and economic opportunities of women and girls.  

More information: 

Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) – Scholarships and Education bursaries – ongoing

Various funds and grants available to apply for throughout the year. 

More information:

National Women’s Alliances – coming soon

The Australian Government is providing up to $10.88 million from December 2024 to June 2029 to strengthen the National Women’s Alliances program to deliver expert and strategic advice on the solutions required to meet the vision of Working for Women: A Strategy for Gender Equality (the Strategy). 
Organisations and consortia are encouraged to apply to represent one or more of the following themes and/or diverse groups consistent with the priorities of the Strategy: 

  • gender-based violence 
  • women’s economic equality and leadership  
  • migrant and refugee women  
  • First Nations women 
  • women living in rural, regional and remote areas 
  • women with disability. 

More information on the National Women’s Alliances:

The round is expected to open in May 2024. If this grant matches your categories in your GEM Portal, you will receive an email alert when the grant round opens. 

Don’t have GEMS? Find out more here.