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NSW Women in Construction Industry Innovation Program

WiC Industry Innovation Program (IIP) Year 2

The Women in Construction Industry Innovation Program - Year 2 (IIP) grant supports industry initiatives that will encourage participation and retention of women in the construction industry.

Key grant information

  • Grant amount: From $30,000 to $300,000

  • Application closes: 19 February 2024, 2:00 pm

Program objective

The objective of the Women in Construction Industry Innovation Program (IIP) Grant Year 2 is to support industry initiatives that will encourage the participation and retention of women in the construction industry by:

  • Creating inclusive workplace cultures, including by improving employee wellbeing and supporting flexible working arrangements;

  • Increasing the number of women entering and staying in the industry; and

  • Supporting women in leadership and female employees.

The NSW Government has developed the Women in Construction strategy which includes the following complementary pillars:

  • Removing obstacles: removing obstacles that prevent women from entering the construction industry and implement reforms to create safe and inclusive workplaces. 

  • Creating desire and awareness: creating desire and awareness to encourage women to choose a career in construction, with a focus on the benefits and opportunities construction offers.

  • Fulfilment / retention: creating easy and clear pathways for women to apply, enter and progress in the industry and providing active support and case management to retain women in the industry; and

  • Accountability: keeping government and industry accountable to increase the number of women in construction.

Eligibility — Who can apply

Eligible applicants must:

  • Be an Australian legal entity that has the legal right to execute an IIP Funding Deed in its own name.

  • Be a construction business, trade union or construction industry association in any Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) recognised construction sector or a business partnering with construction-related business(es), including delivering services to construction businesses.

  • Be a legal entity with a current Australian Business Number (ABN) or Australian Company Number (ACN).

  • Provide construction or construction-related services in NSW or be an industry association or trade union representing members in NSW.

  • Construction businesses or construction-related businesses must demonstrate current employment of women in non-traditional occupations.

  • Trade union or industry association must demonstrate current membership of women in non-traditional occupations (refer to Definitions section).

  • Be financially viable and have the capacity to deliver proposed project within the term of IIP Grant Year 2 funding.

Where an application comprises a consortium or partnership arrangement with more than one entity, the application needs to clearly identify the lead party that NSW Government will enter into the funding agreement with, should the application be awarded funding.

For further information about Eligibility and how to apply, please go to Women in Construction IIP Grant Guidelines Year 2. 

This program is administered by Department of Education and funded by Infrastructure NSW.


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