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2018-2019 Grant Recipients

ACT Women's Safety Grant

Seven (7) applications totaling $100,000.00 (GST exclusive) were successful in the ACT Women’s Safety Grants




Project Description

Grant Funding (GST Exclusive)


Canberra Rape Crisis Centre Incorporated

Reclaim the Night

This project aims to raise awareness and promote the rights of women and children from all cultures to be safe and live free of violence and fear. Reclaim the Night (RTN) marches are held globally on the last Friday in October.

This awareness raising, and educative event raises the profile of the prevention of violence against women and children.



Beryl Women Incorporated

Strong Women Program

This project aims to support wellbeing and self- esteem and rebuilding of social networks.

This project involved delivering an eight-week program which explores domestic and family violence, abuse of power, tactics used to maintain control and will help participants develop an understanding of the cycle of violence as well as the impact that witnessing domestic violence has on children.



AIDS Action Council of the ACT Inc

The LBQ Women's Healthy Relationships Project

This project aims to provide women with some preventative skills in order to combat interpersonal violence for LBQ women. Held weekly over the course of six weeks, the LBQ Women's Healthy Relationships Project program will work with participants, expert presenters, and counsellors from Westlund Counselling to provide a safe and constructive space to learn about and discuss relationship health.



Australian Outward Bound Development Fund Pty Limited

Women of Courage

This project seeks to engage 15 women who have experienced domestic or family abuse in a five-day wilderness adventure therapy program.

This program is offered to women from CALD backgrounds and/or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who have experienced violence.



Domestic Violence Crisis Service Inc.

Smart Accommodation

This project will gather data on the need and the impact of supporting clients who would be accessing emergency/hotel accommodation and providing financial assistance, where safe to do so, for rental/mortgage costs.



Everyman Australia Incorporated

Supporting Partners with Strong Emotions

This project aims to tackle family violence issues that impact women, by considering the family as a whole (recognising the cultural value placed on family by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people).

Through the project, EveryMan will work in consortium with Toora to develop and implement a pilot of a support service addressing an identified unmet need for partners of men in behaviour change programs who identify as having their own risk behaviours and who request assistance.
Participants would be offered counselling and case management support drawing on EveryMan's experience in dealing with complex presentations and behaviour change models.



Sanctuary Aus Limited

Sanctuary Women and Children's Groups

This project is designed to prevent and stop violence to women and children and empower women with knowledge, resources and ongoing safe, supportive relationships, while also maximising the children's capacity to manage or to recover from previous trauma (e.g. domestic violence) that they have experienced.

It will be delivered through an 8-week pilot program for two groups of 6 to 12 women and their children to access resilience and community building experiences. Participating women would be provided with therapeutic support designed to prevent and educate about violence in relationships and the impact for children. A coinciding pre-school group for children would be run which would provide fun activities designed to promote social awareness, emotional awareness and self-esteem building.


Total Funding


ACT Participation (Women's) Grant

Eight (8) applications totaling $80,000.00 (GST exclusive) were successful in the Participation (Women’s) Grant




Project Description

Grant Funding (GST Exclusive)



Bystander Approaches at Workplaces: Leading the change through workplaces acting to reduce violence against women

The aim of this project is to build capacity of small and medium scale private sector employers to adopt and promote a gender equitable work environment. Through the project, policies, procedures and capacity to support women who have experienced sexual, domestic and family violence within and outside the work place would be put in place. The project targets businesses which have regular and direct engagement with community members and which tend to operate in male dominated settings.



Women's Centre For Health Matters

Taking the lead - Supporting women with lived experience of prison to inform new directions for responses to women

This project explores concerns of women who face compounding disadvantage and looks at grassroot cultural change to empower disenfranchised women. It would involve capturing the experiences of women detainees at Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) to inform the work underway on the justice reinvestment strategy.



Ms Silvia Herranz Gonzalez

Art 4 Health

This project utilises art therapy to engage women and young girls (9-25) who are disengaged from education and community services, as early intervention towards addressing social isolation and potential deterioration of health and wellbeing.



Volunteering and Contact ACT Limited

Connections for Women

This program aims to provide one-to-one social support and mentoring from a trained volunteer for 12 women living with a mental illness, at risk of mental illness or experiencing social isolation.



Ms Amy Blain

Redraw the Balance ACT

This project aims challenge gendered work stereotypes and expectations in the primary years and provides children with information about work not typically associated with women - to broaden their vision of future career and job choices. A video will be made to promote the Redraw the Balance ACT project in order to recruit volunteers and promote the program within ACT schools.



Majura Women’s Group Inc

Mindfulness for Mental Health

The aim of this project is to nurture the mental health of members of the Majura Women's Group. This project would provide mindfulness activities (such as art therapy) through engaging a coach, as part of the sessions Majura Women's Group holds (39 sessions a year for mothers and provides childcare and a venue).



Roundabout Canberra Limited

Safe Start Project

This project involves gathering new, pre-loved or repaired baby items such as cots, prams, car seats, linen, toys, clothing and other essentials, and distributing these items in ‘safe start' packs to local mother's and families who have been identified as ‘in need’ by social services, hospitals or social workers.

The primary impact of the project is improving the safety of babies and young children through providing safe car seats and cots.



Ms Jenni Gough

Women in the hospitality industry in the ACT

This project looks at economic participation, representation, experiences of harassment and violence, workplace health and wellbeing, and job satisfaction (including professional development and career progression opportunities) for women in the ACT.

The project would involve the creation of a webpage, and completing research project which would include a survey, focus group and the production of a report. Participants would be provided with key information on applicable services for further support.


Total Funding