$10 million in funding aims to boost female workforce participation, ECEC recipient

$10 million in funding aims to boost female workforce participation, ECEC recipient

by Freya Lucas

April 06, 2022

Baringa Childcare Centre is one of a number of recipients of National funding which aims to place Australian women into higher-paid and non-traditional industries and occupations where women are under-represented, and provide information and advice on returning from a career break. 


The Exceeding rated not for profit service will receive $339,800, one of a total of 42 projects to be funded nationally through the Commonwealth’s National Careers Institute


This third round of funding totals $10 million and will see projects delivered by training organisations, universities, community groups, industry bodies and local governments to help women at all career stages to make better connections between their education and training and help them succeed in their chosen career.


Minister for Women’s Economic Security, Senator the Hon Jane Hume, said the program will provide targeted support, open up new employment opportunities and get more women into work.


‘The high number of funding applications is terrific and proof of the strong interest to work with the government to deliver projects that will improve the economic security of women across Australia,’ Minister Hume said.


Two previous funding rounds of the NCI Partnership Grants have seen a total of $10.42 million awarded to 28 projects, which are now in progress.


Information on the successful organisations chosen to deliver round three projects can be found on the National Careers Institute website. Image sourced from Charles Sturt University