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Women's Leadership and Development Program: Lead and Succeed

Contact Details

Community Grants Hub

1800 020 283


Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Close Date & Time:
21-Apr-2022 9:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Internal Reference ID:
Primary Category:
331005 - Women
Publish Date:
Selection Process:
Open Competitive


The Australian Government is inviting applications for grant funding under the Women’s Leadership and Development Program (WLDP) Lead and Succeed grant opportunity.

The WLDP delivers a range of projects specifically for women in Australia. In the 2021–22 Women’s Budget Statement, the Government provided $38.3 million over 5 years to expand the WLDP. This builds on the $47.9 million provided for the program in the 2020 Women’s Economic Security Statement.

This investment forms part of the Government’s response to increasing gender equality, extending leadership and economic participation opportunities for women, and building a safer more respectful culture in Australian workplaces.

Up to $20.35 million (over 2022–23 to 2025–26) is available under the WLDP: Lead and Succeed grant opportunity. Funding will support projects that address the structural and systemic barriers that impede women’s employment and progression into leadership; create an environment for women to achieve professional success; and support women to access leadership roles.

Projects that target women living in regional, rural and remote areas, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, older women, women with disability and women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, are encouraged.

Projects should be delivered on a national scale, or be scalable to have a national impact and/or reach. Applications from consortia are also encouraged.


To be eligible you must:

  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • be registered for the purposes of GST
  • be a permanent resident of Australia
  • have an account with an Australian financial institution

and be one of the following entity types:

  • Indigenous Corporation
  • Company
  • Co-operative
  • Incorporated Association
  • Statutory Entity
  • Corporate State or Territory Entity (Universities only).
Instructions for Application Submission:

To apply go to the application form here

Other Instructions:

For the most updated information please refer to the:

  • Grant Opportunity Guidelines and Sample Application Form added on 24 March 2022
  • Questions and Answers updated 19 April 2022.


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Contact Details

Community Grants Hub

1800 020 283