Scholarships, Grants and Awards

Celebrate Achievements - Award Programs

ACT Women’s Awards

Congratulations to the finalists and recipients of the 2016 ACT Women's Awards announced on International Women's Day 8 March 2016.

2016 ACT Women's Awards Recipients
2016 ACT Women's Awards Finalists

The ACT Women’s Awards honour individual women who have made an outstanding contribution to the lives of women and girls in the ACT.

Categories:

  • ACT Woman of the Year
  • ACT Senior Woman of the Year
  • ACT Young Woman of the Year

In 2016 an additional category of award was presented in recognition of ACT women’s dedicated and impressive work in the area of countering domestic violence. The category of award presented was the:

  •  2016 ACT Violence Prevention Woman of the Year

2015 ACT Women's Award Recipients
2014 ACT Women's Award Recipients

ACT Violence Prevention Awards

ACT Violence Prevention Awards: Canberra Unites to Prevent Violence against Women and Children

The ACT Violence Prevention Awards, formerly known as the Partners in Prevention Awards, recognise contributions to best practice in partnerships, innovations and activities that create awareness of gendered based violence and/or work to prevent violence and sexual assault against women and children in the ACT.

The Awards specifically recognise partnerships, innovations and activities in the following areas:

  • Media,
  • Sports,
  • Private sector,
  • Community sector; and/or
  • Education.

Nominations are now open for the 2016 ACT Violence Prevention Awards

For further information please refer to the guidelines

Nominations are being received online. To submit a nomination go to https://dhcs.smartygrants.com.au/2016ACTViolencePreventionAwardsExternal Link

For any questions or enquiries, contact: women@act.gov.au or via phone 6205 0215 or 6205 0515

The 2016 ACT Violence Prevention Awards Timeline
Opening: 9am on Monday 21 March 2016
Closing: 5pm on Tuesday 26 April 2016
Assessment: May 2016
Award Presentation: June 2016

Grants and Scholarships

The ACT Government has a number of initiatives which provide financial assistance to individuals and groups for activities that improve the status of ACT women.

Grant Recipients
ACT Women's Safety Grants 
ACT Women's Return to Grants
ACT Women's Grants
ACT Government Audrey Fagan Churchill Fellowship
Audrey Fagan Young Women's Enrichment Grants
Information on other ACT Government GrantsExternal Link

ACT Women's Safety Grants

Applications have closed.

2015-16 ACT Women’s Safety Grants Program is an ACT Government initiative to advance the objectives and priorities of the ACT Prevention of Violence against Women and Children Strategy 2011-2017 (the Strategy).

A copy of the ACT Prevention of Violence against Women and Children Strategy 2011-2017 can be found on the Women ACT website

A total amount of $310,000 (GST exclusive) was available in the 2015-16 funding round and 11 organisations were awarded grants under the three funding categories: early intervention; engagement or diverse experiences of violence projects. 

A complete list of the 2015-16 ACT Women’s Safety Grants Program recipients is available at the link below.

2015-2016 ACT Women's Safety Grants Recipients

Contacts
Office for Women
Phone: (02) 6205 3614 or (02) 6207 2552
Email: women@act.gov.au

ACT Women's Return to Work Grants

Applications are open.

Guidelines
Application Form [PDF 299KB] [Word 41KB]
Income Means Test

The ACT Women's Return to Work Grants Program is an ACT Government initiative providing women returning to the paid workforce with financial assistance, information and resources to assist them to reach this goal.

Individual grants of up to $1,000 are available to women who have been absent from the workforce for more than 12 months due to caring responsibilities, and who meet the program criteria.

About the Program

Need more information?
Contact Women's Information or Return to Work Co-ordinator.
Email: rtw@act.gov.au or
Phone: 02 6205 2885

ACT Government Audrey Fagan Churchill Fellowship

Applications have closed.

The ACT Audrey Fagan Churchill Fellowship has been established to honour the late Audrey Fagan, the first female Chief Police Officer in the ACT.

The aim of the ACT Government Audrey Fagan Churchill Fellowship is to encourage ACT women to further their studies and professional development in the areas of law enforcement, care and protection, or professional support services for women who are victims of violence, and to encourage the retention of skills within the ACT community.

An annual $30,000 fellowship is available to women pursuing an overseas investigative project.

Need more information?
Contact the ACT Office for Women.
Email: women@act.gov.au or
Phone: (02) 6205 0515.

or

Contact The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.
Website: www.churchilltrust.com.au External Link or
Phone: 1800 777 231 or (02) 6247 8333

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Audrey Fagan Young Women's Enrichment Grants

Applications have closed.

Grant Recipients

Audrey Fagan Young Women's Enrichment Grants

Seven young Canberra women have been awarded grants of up to $2,000 in 2015 to develop their skills, and enhance their knowledge in their chosen career path or area of passion.

Vy Dhin has a tenacity and passion for learning and achieving academic excellence. She hopes to one day work internationally as a humanitarian doctor for Médecins Sans Frontières or Doctors Without Borders. The grant will support her to complete an International Baccalaureate which is a stepping stone to achieving this goal.

Tess Trainor has a passion for dance and choreography. The grant money will assist her to stage a dance show to enable young Canberrans to tell their stories through dance. She will also complete a Certificate IV in dance, a big step towards her pursuit of a professional dance career.

A complete list of 2015 Audrey Fagan Young Women’s Enrichment Grant recipients is available at the link below. 

2015 Enrichment Grant Recipients 
2014 Enrichment Grant Recipients
2013 Enrichment Grant Recipients
2012 Enrichment Grant Recipients [PDF 513KB] [Word 505KB]

ACT Women's Grant Recipients

2014-2015 Grant Recipients
2013-2014 Grant Recipients
2012-2013 Grant Recipients
2011-2012 Grant Recipients
2010-2011 Grant Recipients
2009-2010 Grant Recipients

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ACT Partners in Prevention Awards

On 10 December 2014, the ACT Minister for Women hosted the ACT Partners in Prevention Awards. The Awards recognise the contribution of best practice in strategies and activities that create awareness of gendered violence and /or work to prevent violence and sexual assault against women and children in the ACT.

Guests heard from key note speaker  Lieutenant General David Morrison, OA,  Chief of Army, and guest speaker Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Her Excellency Mrs Annemieke Ruigrok about initiatives and campaigns to prevent violence against women and children.

Lieutenant General David Morrison's speech [PDF 46KB] [Word 42KB]

Award winners were:

  • YWCA of Canberra for their program Relationship Things which is a primary prevention program that provides young people with the skills and knowledge to recognise and behave with respect in their relationships.
  • Menslink for their Silence is Deadly program which works with male high school students to highlight the importance of talking through their problems rather than reacting with violence when things go wrong.
  • Adrienne Frances , ABC journalist for her commitment  to raising awareness of the impact of violence against women and children in the ACT through three different programs aired on the 7:30 report.

View 2014 ACT Partners in Prevention Recipients

The Partners in Prevention Awards continue to promote and support public discussion about violence against women and children which is a key objective of the ACT Prevention of Violence Against Women and Children Strategy.

The Awards were proudly supported  by Blumers Personal Injury Lawyers, the CFMEU, the Royal Australian Navy and Delene White design.

ACT Office for Women
P (02) 6205 0515
E women@act.gov.au
W www.communityservices.act.gov.au

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