Grants and Awards
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.
For more information please email email@example.com or phone (02) 6205 2885.
Women's Grants Program (ACT)
CLOSES: 30 May 2018 (5pm)
The 2017-2018 ACT Women’s Grants Program is an ACT Government initiative which encompasses the ACT Women’s Safety Grants and the Participation (Women’s) Grants. It provides funding support to individuals, organisations and community groups for innovative projects to improve the health, wellbeing and safety of ACT women.
Applications are through SmartyGrants
Need more information, contact the ACT Office for Women
Phone: (02) 6205 0515 or (02) 6205 1075
About the ACT Women’s Grants Program 2017-2018
2017‑18 ACT Women’s Grants Program is an ACT Government initiative encompassing the ACT Women’s Safety Grants and the Participation (Women’s) Grants. It provides funding support to individuals, organisations and community groups for innovative projects to improve the health, wellbeing and safety of ACT women
A total amount of $180,000 (GST exclusive) is available in the 2017-18 funding round across all funding categories.
ACT Women’s Safety Grants
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.
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 website at:
Participation (Women’s) Grants
This category is for innovative projects that promote the health and wellbeing of ACT women and girls, in line with the priorities of the ACT Women’s Plan 2016-26 (the Plan).
The Plan sets out a course of action to work towards gender equality and to introduce targeted measures to improve outcomes for women who are at heightened disadvantage due to intersecting forms of discrimination as a result of factors such as disability, race, age and socio-economic status.
In the first three (3) years of the Plan efforts will focus on the health and wellbeing of women and girls in the ACT, with the 2017-2018 Participation (Women’s) Grants round supporting projects designed to have a positive impact on women’s health and wellbeing.
The Participation (Women’s) Grants can support proposals which have a direct impact on women’s health and wellbeing; as well as activities which address the social determinants of health, such as education, employment, community connections and access to safe and affordable housing as they relate to women and girl’s health and wellbeing.
Programs, research or projects will be supported for their alignment with the ACT Women’s Plan 2016-26 to impact positively on women and girl’s health and wellbeing by either:
- advancing gender equality in the ACT; and / or
- leading to better understandings and/or better outcomes for women who experience multiple forms of discrimination due to intersecting factors such as poverty, disability, age, violence, trauma, ethnicity and/or language barriers.
A copy of the ACT Women’s Plan 2016-26 is available at:
Office for Women
Phone: (02) 6205 0515 or (02) 6205 1075
Women's Safety Grants (ACT)
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.
Need more information?
Contact Women's Information or Return to Work Co-ordinator.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Phone: 02 6205 2885
Audrey Fagan Churchill Fellowship Grants
Audrey Fagan Young Women's Enrichment Grant
- Ms Angela Lyons
- Ms Ayuningsih Hancock
- Ms Ellen Scott
- Ms Kiah Zeller
- Ms Jasmine O’Neil
- Ms Fatemeh Fauladi
ACT Women's Grant
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
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