Young Womens Grants

CLOSED - Five grants are available to local women aged between 18 and 25.

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Bega Valley Shire Council received grant funding for several years until the NSW Government closed this funding steam in 2011. Council has continued to support Young Women since, and in 2022-23 this grant is offered in partnership with the Mumbulla Community Foundation

Overall grant program objectives

Young Women's Grants are offered to encourage women aged 18-25 to reach for their goals, whatever they may be. The grant aims to recognise and celebrate the valuable contribution that young women make in our community in the areas of:

  • arts and culture
  • environment 
  • business
  • community 
  • health, and
  • sport

Grant specific criteria/information

To be eligible young women must:

  • be living in the Bega Valley Shire
  • be aged between 18 to 25 years
  • demonstrate ambition/motivation to achieve their goal
  • actively contribute to the local community and/or advocate on behalf of a community/health/social justice or other issue at a local, regional, state or national level
  • not be seeking funding for further education, please see Further Education Scholarships as an alternative.

Grant funding has supported individuals to: 

  • complete first aid, and mental first aid courses 
  • purchase art supplies to run health and wellbeing workshops
  • rent equipment to perform at free youth events
  • support young people who are homeless and link them with the resources and items they need
  • create opportunities for youth to network in areas such as farming and arts
  • host a community event to create a mural 
  • support mental health throughout parenthood via craft activities, events and workshops
  • host therapeutic, creative art and movement workshops as an expressive outlet for emotional trauma
  • create opportunities for entrepreneurs with disabilities 
  • attend short courses and workshops such as responding to client needs and communication at work 
  • support participation in an all-inclusive fashion show 
  • organise social meet ups, events and community projects to link like minded individuals

How to apply 

The 2022-23 funding round closed on 6 February 2023 and was awarded on Wednesday 8 March 2023.
The 2023-24 funding round closed on Friday 31 March 2023.

Contact Officer
Grants Administration Officer
Phone: 02 6499 2222
Email: Grants Administration Officer

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This grant is supported by the Mumbulla Community Foundation and the Bega Valley Shire Council.

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