NSW Nationals MPs Geoff Provest, Chris Gulaptis and Ben Franklin MLC have announced two north coast organisations will receive NSW Government funding to make a difference in the lives of women.

Femeconomy has received the funding to deliver a training program for women business leaders, and Northern Rivers Women and Children’s Services Incorporated (NORWACS) received funding to run a social enterprise focusing on financial literacy and business skills.

The NSW Government will provide 16 organisations across NSW funding under the Investing in Women program.

“The Nationals in Government are committed to improving the lives of women in NSW, and the Investing in Women projects address many of the challenges still facing women,” Mr Gulaptis said. “I am proud of our commitment to advance the role, status and contribution of women and girls in our communities and how this program is supporting this.”

Femeconomy Director Alanna Bastin-Byrne was delighted to be receiving this funding, with their program delivered remotely, flexibly and completely tailored around the needs of the female leader in business.

“Women and girls in our community should have every opportunity to thrive,” Mr Provest said. “This funding will support two remarkable projects that empower women to live their lives, their way.”

NSW Nationals Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor said projects funded under the program would empower women to take charge of their economic, social and health outcomes.

The program offers grants of up to $50,000 per project for organisations that demonstrate practical and direct ways to engage and support women.