Mandurah and Kwinana’s Inspire Change program gets funding

A PROJECT in the Mandurah and Kwinana areas aiming to help women achieve economic independence has received funding.
A PROJECT in the Mandurah and Kwinana areas aiming to help women achieve economic independence has received funding.

A PROJECT in the Mandurah and Kwinana areas aiming to help women achieve economic independence is among 11 projects receiving funding under the State Government’s Grants for Women program.

More than $770,000 in grants has been awarded to community groups and local governments for projects focusing on addressing the unique issues faced by women.

The Inspire Change project received $10,000 for a series of workshops aimed at women with young or primary-aged children.

Topics covered will help build resilience and economic independence and include financial literacy, budgeting, loans and superannuation, alternative economic opportunities and childcare options and access.

Women’s Interest Minister Simone McGurk said the program supported projects that provided women with pathways to economic independence, improved their leadership skills and provided support to those who had experienced trauma.

‘Women continue to experience significant barriers including the gender pay gap,’’ she said.

“In WA, women are paid 25.4 per cent less than their male counterparts compared with 18.5 per cent nationally.

“Women’s average superannuation balances are up to 38 per cent less than men’s and women are less likely than men to live comfortably when they retire.”

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