Applications are now open for the ACT Women’s Grants Program 2017-2018 providing funding for initiatives aimed at improving the status and lives of women and girls in the ACT, and initiatives that focus on the prevention of violence against women.
A total amount of $180,000 (GST exclusive) is available for the ACT Women’s Safety Grants and the Participation (Women’s) Grants.
The ACT Women’s Safety Grants support the objectives of the Third Action Plan under the National Plan to reduce Violence against Women and Children Strategies 2010-2022, so that women and children are safe, diverse groups of women are supported, and early intervention and prevention programs for children and young people are a priority.
Community organisations and groups can apply for funding under Women’s Safety Grants for innovative projects in six categories. This includes:
- Prevention and early intervention
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women and their children
- Greater support and choice
- Sexual violence
- Responding to children living with violence
- Keeping perpetrators accountable across all systems
The ACT Participation (Women’s) Grants support objectives of the ACT Women’s Plan 2016-26 to impact positively on women and girl’s health and wellbeing by advancing equality and, promoting 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.
Applications for the Grants Program will close on 30 May 2018 at 5pm.
Applications can be submitted online at: http://dhcs.smartygrants.com.au/2017-18_WG