Member for Tweed Geoff Provest MP is encouraging more women in the Tweed electorate who are looking to return to work to take up tailored support and grants of up to $5,000 from the NSW Government to fund goods, supports and resources to help them return to the workforce.

The Return to Work Program is for women who have been unemployed for one month or more and intend to enter or return to work within six months. One-off grants of up to $5,000 can be accessed to fund return to work costs such as training, materials for courses, transportation, childcare, and other work necessities like IT equipment. 

“58 women returning to work in the Tweed have already taken up this $5,000 grant, removing some of those financial barriers that could have delayed or prevented them from returning to work”, Mr Provest said.

“Women in the Tweed electorate should feel confident that the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government has their back when it comes to removing some of the financial barriers that could delay or prevent them from returning to work.

“It’s one of many programs offered by the NSW Government to reduce the cost of living and supporting people, particularly women, into jobs.

The Return to Work Pathways Program is part of the commitment made by the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government in the 2022-23 Budget to invest $16.5 billion over 10 years to level the playing field for women.

It compliments the NSW Liberal and Nationals long term plan to help 95,000 women enter the workforce or take on more hours by making childcare more affordable and accessible.

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