Scholarships, Grants and Awards

Women's Grants Program (ACT)

Applications are now closed.

The ACT Women’s Grants Program provides funding for initiatives aimed at improving the safety, status, health and wellbeing of women and girls in the ACT.

In 2016-2017 priority was given to supporting initiatives which address violence against women and/or the broad range of factors which impact on women’s health and wellbeing.

Projects supported by 2016-17 ACT Women’s Grants.

Celebrate Achievements - Award Programs

2017 ACT Violence Prevention Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Violence Prevention Awards.

The awards recognise projects, activities and/or individuals who are making significant contributions to the prevention of violence against women and children in the ACT.

This year we are again hoping to promote examples of exemplary work being done in our community. We would like to hear about innovative partnerships between individuals and/or organisations in the ACT so that we can acknowledge their contribution to creating a community where women and children can live free from fear.

Award Categories

There will be five categories of awards for projects—community, sport, workplaces, media and education.

If you know of an individual, project or activity that is contributing to this change, I encourage you to nominate them.

Nominations close on 27 October 2017 and can be submitted via

Selection Criteria

Nominees will be assessed against their demonstrated contribution to:

  • Raising awareness of violence against women and/or children in our community.
  • Building our community so women and/or children feel free from violence.
  • Changing attitudes and behaviours to support an anti-violence culture.
  • Developing innovative ways to prevent violence against women and/or children, especially in areas that would not normally engage with the issue of domestic violence.

Awards Timeline

October 2017
Nominations will close on 5pm, Friday 27 October

November 2017
The ACT Violence Prevention Awards assessment panel will provide recommendations to the Minister for Women for consideration

November 2017
The ACT Violence Prevention Awards will be announced in the 16 days of Activism

For more information please email or phone 6205 2885.

ACT Women’s Awards

Congratulations to the finalists and recipients of the 2017 ACT Women's Awards announced on International Women's Day 8 March 2017.

2017 ACT Women's Awards Recipients
2017 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.


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

2016 ACT Women's Award Recipients
2015 ACT Women's Award Recipients
2014 ACT Women's Award Recipients

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

Women's Safety Grants (ACT)

Applications are now closed.

Women's Return to Work Grants (ACT)

Applications are now open.

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: or
Phone: 02 6205 2885

Audrey Fagan Churchill Fellowship

Applications are now closed.

The aim of the ACT Government Audrey Fagan Churchill Fellowship is to encourage ACT women to further their studies, and conduct research into the impact of gender construction and unconscious bias on the lives of girls and women, especially as they relate to one or more of the following:

  • education, violence and sexual assault
  • parenting
  • physical and emotional wellbeing
  • law enforcement
  • care and protection and
  • career opportunities.

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


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


Audrey Fagan Young Women's Enrichment Grants

Applications are now closed.

Closed - 5pm Friday 25 August 2017

The Audrey Fagan Young Women's Enrichment Grants continue to offer young women an opportunity to realise their dreams in a collaborative relationship with a mentor.

Young women aged between 12 and 18, who are residents of the ACT or attending an educational facility in the ACT, are eligible to apply. The program provides one off grants of up to $2,000 to support young women to complete a project which assists them to achieve their dreams, in their area of interest.

For further information please contact Office for Women during business hours on (02) 62053614 or email .

Grant Recipients

Audrey Fagan Young Women's Enrichment Grants

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

2017 Recipients

  • Ms Angela Lyons
  • Ms Ayuningsih Hancock
  • Ms Ellen Scott
  • Ms Kiah Zeller
  • Ms Jasmine O’Neil
  • Ms Fatemeh Fauladi

2016 Enrichment Grant Recipients
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

2016-2017 Grant Recipients
2015-2016 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