Grants and Awards

Grant Recipients

2019 Women's Awards - Nominations Open

The Office for Women are calling for nominations for the 2019 ACT Womens Awards.

The ACT Women’s Awards a great opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate women who make an outstanding contribution to the lives of women and girls in the ACT.

There are three categories for nominations which are:

  • ACT Woman of the Year - all nominees are automatically considered in this category.
  • ACT Senior Woman of the Year - nominees 60 years and over at 8 March 2019.
  • ACT Young Woman of the Year - nominees 16 – 25 years at 8 March 2019.

So if you know of an outstanding woman please go through the SmartyGrants system at'sAwards.


Nominations open: 10 October 2018
Nominations close: 31 January 2019 at 5pm

Need help or more information?

If you need assistance or have any enquiries, please contact the ACT Office for Women on (02) 6205 72552 or 6205 0515

ACT Violence Prevention Awards

CLOSES 15 October 2018


Women's Grants Program (ACT)


Women's Safety Grants (ACT)


ACT Women’s Safety Grants are to support innovative projects to advance the following priorities identified in the Third Action Plan under the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022:

Prevention and Early Intervention

This category is for targeted early intervention programs or projects for children and young people at risk of becoming involved in violence as adults, including children who have been exposed to domestic violence. It aims to drive changes in the culture, behaviour and attitudes which lead to violence against women and their children.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their children

This category is for projects or initiatives that target addressing family violence among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and children. The aim is to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women by developing culturally appropriate policy, programs and primary prevention activities, delivered in partnership with their communities.

Greater support and choice

This category is for projects or initiatives that target diverse and complex experiences of violence for women who may already face barriers to seeking help such as newly arrived migrant women, women with a disability, women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. It aims to offer support to these groups by offering pathways of support which prioritise safety, minimise disruption in their lives, provide appropriate assistance and enable choice.

Sexual violence

This category is aimed at enhancing responses and strategies developed to assist women and children who experience sexual violence.

Responding to children living with violence

This category is for projects or initiatives that target child protection and respond to domestic and family violence, ensuring that the systems which protect children are not used to further victimise women who are living with violence. It aims to protect children, respond to the needs of children, provide a safe environment and take effective action to reduce the impact of violence against children

Keeping perpetrators accountable across all systems

This category is for projects or initiatives that focus on targeting and influencing perpetrator behaviour and supporting behavioural change, and which facilitate more consistent and effective perpetrator interventions being used across all jurisdictions.

A copy of the Third Action Plan under the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022 is available on the Australian Government External link website.

Women's Return to Work Grants (ACT)


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 Grants


Audrey Fagan Young Women's Enrichment Grants


Please read these guidelines carefully before completing your application online

Enrichment Grants provide young women aged 12 to 18 years with an opportunity to receive support to develop a project that will assist them to achieve their goals. Funding can contribute to costs such as equipment, forums, courses and travel expenses to activities.

Enrichment Grants aim to inspire young women to enhance their skills and knowledge within their area of interest.  It provides an opportunity for young women to make decisions, take responsibility, or initiate projects in collaboration with an experienced mentor of their choice.

Audrey Fagan Women’s Leadership Program 2018

The ACT Office for Women in partnership with the Australian Institute of Company Directors invite you to attend the Audrey Fagan Women’s Leadership Program. This series of workshops is for women considering becoming a Board and/or Committee Member or Director of a Board or Committee.

Workshop 1
In the Board Room:  Responsibilities and Practice
When:   Wednesday 15 August 2018
Time:     5.30pm- 9pm
Where:  Function Room | Level 2 Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre | 180 London Circuit | Civic
Workshop 2
Introduction to Financial Information for Directors
When:    Thursday 23 August 2018
Time:      5.30pm- 9pm
Where:   Harmony Room | Level 2 Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre | 180 London Circuit | Civic
Workshop 3
Introduction to the Strategic Role of the Director
Developing your Director Career and further networking opportunities with AICD
When:  Wednesday 29 August 2018
Time: 5.30pm- 9pm
Where: Function Room | Level 2 Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre | 180 London Circuit | Civic

Further enquiries - 62051075

Board Traineeship Program

The Board Traineeship Program is a new program in 2018 and is funded under the Audrey Fagan leadership program, the objective being to develop the skills and expertise of ACT women in order to increase their participation in decision-making and leadership roles.

The Program will connect women (the trainee or mentee) to a board and mentor.

The Program will provide women, including women from diverse backgrounds, with an opportunity to receive support to further their interests in corporate governance and to participate in a professional mentoring relationship to assist with achieving career goals.

The program comprises:

  • Four workshops, on the fundamentals of corporate governance;
  • A board orientation process;
  • Attendance at scheduled board meetings;
  • Regular one-on-one meetings with assigned mentor/s; and
  • Work site visits (if applicable);

Further information is in the guidelines and application formExternal link on the Diversity register at link

Boards and committees who are interested in participating in the program please contact Office for Women via email

Grant Recipients

Safety Grant

2017-2018 Grant Recipients
2017 Grant Recipients

Award Grant

2018 ACT Women's Award Recipients
2017 ACT Women's Award Recipients
2016 ACT Women's Award Recipients
2015 ACT Women's Award Recipients
2014 ACT Women's Award Recipients

Audrey Fagan Young Women's Enrichment Grant

2018 Recipients

  • Miss Freia Huber
  • Miss Caitlyn Crick
  • Miss Jasmine Winborn
  • Ms Cameron Butler
  • Ms Dhani Gilbert

2018 Enrichment Grant Recipients
2017 Enrichment Grant Recipients
2016 Enrichment Grant Recipients
2015 Enrichment Grant Recipients
2014 Enrichment Grant Recipients
2013 Enrichment Grant Recipients

ACT Women's Grant

2017-2018 Grant Recipients
2016-2017 Grant Recipients
2015-2016 Grant Recipients
2014-2015 Grant Recipients
2013-2014 Grant Recipients
2012-2013 Grant Recipients