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Call for applications: ACT Women's Grants Programs

The Minister for Women, Joy Burch has called for applications for the ACT Women’s Grants Program.

In 2012–13, there is a total funding of $130,000 available including an additional $30,000 for the inaugural Audrey Fagan Violence Prevention Grants.

Funding is available under the following three categories:

  • Category One - Capacity Building: seeks to strengthen the capacity and effectiveness of community organisation to advance the objective and priorities of the ACT Women’s Plan. The maximum funding available for a Capacity Building Project is $5,000 (GST Exclusive).
  • Category Two - Special Projects: seeks to advance the objectives and priorities of the ACT Women’s Plan by contributing to public policy, service development, or gendered research. The maximum funding available for a Special Project is $25,000 (GST Exclusive).
  • Category Three - Audrey Fagan Violence Prevention Projects (new): seeks to progress one or more of the objectives outlined in the ACT Prevention of Violence against Women and Children Strategy 2011–2017. The maximum funding available for an Audrey Fagan Violence Prevention Project is $15,000 (GST Exclusive).

Please note only one application per category may be submitted by an organisation/group. Applications close on 22 April 2013.

Please refer to the ACT Women’s Grants Guidelines 2012-2013 to ensure that your organisation/group is eligible. A copy of the guidelines are on the Women ACT website via the further information link below.

The 2012-2013 ACT Women’s Grants will use SmartyGrants an online application process. All applications must be submitted online. This can be accessed at

For further information or assistance please contact the ACT Office for Women on 6205 0515 or 02 6207 2552 or via email.