2017 Women's Safety Grant Recipients




Funding Amount

ACT Chinese Women Cultural Association Inc

Prevention of Violence Against Women and Children in Chinese Community

Produce pamphlets and conduct workshops in the Chinese language in the area of the prevention of violence against women and children.


Canberra Multicultural Community Forum Incorporated

CALD Women's Consultation Initiative for Domestic and Family Violence

The project will examine the accessibility, effectiveness and cultural relevance of service delivery in relation to domestic and family violence. Activities will include focus groups and the piloting of new ways to consult with CALD communities.


Communities 4U Ltd

Communities 4 Kids Project

Lunch time educational sessions within the construction, building and automotive industries in the Canberra region with the aim of the prevention of domestic and family violence.


Domestic Violence Crisis Service

Saturday Gatherings for Women

A pilot program to enhance CALD women's safety following separation due to domestic violence. It will look at opportunities out of office hours options for social support and connections.


GOPIO Canberra Chapter

Indian Women and Domestic Violence in the ACT - Awareness and Action

A project to conduct information sessions and other activities to raise awareness and provide education for Indian women living in the ACT in relation to domestic and family violence.


Integrated Cultures ACT Inc

Better Communication

A project targeted towards children and young people to develop skills in communication, problem solving and relationship building with the aim of the prevention of domestic and family violence.


Legal Aid ACT

Older and Safer: A guide to improving safety outcomes for older women experiencing family violence in the ACT

The development of a suite of resources to raise awareness of the experiences of older women subjected to family violence in the ACT and to offer practical information to women, support workers, family and friends.


Women’s Legal Centre ACT and Region and Care Inc. Financial Counselling Service (joint application)

Family Violence and Financial Hardship: pilot program for addressing financial abuse

A joint 12 months pilot project between Care Financial Counselling and Women’s Legal Centre, providing an integrated service including legal advice, financial counselling and capacity building for women experiencing severe financial stress as a result of domestic violence.


AIDS Action Council of the ACT

When Pap Smears Change: Maintaining and increasing sexual health testing for young women in the ACT

A project to increase sexual health testing among young women in the ACT through a local campaign. Activities include the development of physical and social media resources. Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT and AIDS Action Council of the ACT will develop and deliver the project jointly.


ANU Women's Debating Championship 2017

Australasian Women's Debating Championships

The activity will provide scholarships for women to participate in the 2017 Australasian Women’s Debating Championships which is an opportunity for women debaters to gains skills and experience.



The Magpies (Working Title)

A project to produce a documentary film about an ACT women’s AFL team, telling a story of women working and competing as a team, on and off the field. The film will display the positive impacts team sport can have on health and wellbeing.


OWL's Older Women Lost in Housing

OWL's Older Women Lost in Housing

A project to conduct a workshop to raise awareness in relation to issues relating to older women at risk of homelessness. A documentary, recording the experiences of women, will be launched at the workshop.


YWCA Canberra

She Leads High Conference 2018

Support for the participation of year nine and ten students in the YWCA leadership program ‘She Leads High Conference’. This will bring students together with some of Canberra’s most inspiring and accomplished women leaders in order to empower young women to take on leadership and decision making roles.


Beryl Women Inc

Link to Independence

The activity will allow an increase to the level of support for women and young people to obtain their driver’s licence. This will provide additional independence in the context of domestic and family violence.


National Council of Women - Australia

Conference: Future Directions, Our Council, Our Voice- Driving Cultural Change

Support for five young ACT women to participate in the conference and in a leadership workshop, providing support and mentorship to young women to develop leadership capabilities.