Women in Industry grants are one-off grants of up to $150,000 for projects that help women progress into leadership roles in male-dominated industries.

They also support ideas and projects that:

  • help workplaces and industry to recruit, retain and upskill women
  • increase diversity in industries where men usually work
  • help to challenge the attitudes people have about the jobs women and men do
  • clear the way for women to succeed.

Funding rounds and dates

You can now apply for grants for Round 1 2024. Applications will close on 9 August 2024.

We release grant funding once a year. You can apply for funds in one of two grant categories each round:

  • Category 1 – Up to $150,000 for long term projects to create change in an organisation or industry
  • Category 2 – Up to $20,000 for smaller projects or events that support women’s networking, mentoring and leadership, raise awareness, or promote and attract women to work in male-dominated industries.

A total of $625,000 (excluding GST) in funding is available per year.

Before you apply

Read our funding guidelines before you apply. Check that your organisation is eligible and that your proposal meets the selection criteria.

How to apply

You can apply for the grant online through the Smartygrants website. We’ll email you to let you know if your application is successful.

1. Plan your project

Fill in a project plan template to submit with your application. Include information about your project, what it will achieve, and how you’ll manage it.

If you’re applying for Category 1 grant funding, you’ll also need to submit a full project plan by December 2024.

2. Tell us about your proposal

You’ll need to tell us about your proposal, how it will help women and girls take part in male-dominated industries and how you’ll spend the grant funding. Use our step-by-step guide to help you prepare your proposal and submit it in your application.

3. Understand your commitment

If you do get grant funding, you’ll need to agree to our terms and conditions and enter into an agreement with the Queensland Government.

You’ll need to give us certain documents and an evaluation report when you finish your project.

Grant funding recipients

We’ll publish a list of successful applicants here after each round of funding.

Get in touch

If you’d like more information about the grant program or application process call 1800 177 577 or email women@qld.gov.au.

For help with your application read our answers to common questions [PDF 194.5 KB].

You can also download resources to help you promote the grant program.

Last updated: July 2024