- Aboriginal women
- Economic status
- Leadership and Participation
- Safety and wellbeing
- Women in STEM
- Office for Women eNews
- Useful Links and Resources
- 125th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage
In early 2019, a round of community grants were made available to not-for-profits and local governments across the state to help publicly celebrate the anniversary and recognise the importance of this achievement throughout 2019. A total of $125,000 was given out, at up to $5000 per grant.
The grant guidelines acknowledged that there are groups of people in our communities who often don’t have the chance to tell their stories. Recognising that it is important for everyone to see a reflection of their lives in history and in future opportunity, initiatives that reflect and/or engage the stories of women from groups such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women; women with disability; and women from diverse backgrounds such as refugee or migrant women were assessed as priority groups.
Below is a list of the initiatives that were successful in gaining grant funding through this scheme. We thank all applicants for their interest.
|Australia Day Council of South Australia|
Inspiring South Australian Aboriginal Women
City of Adelaide
Civic reception and public campaign to commemorate 125 years of women's suffrage
City of Onkaparinga
‘Women of Courage’ program
City of Tea Tree Gully Library
Series of displays, talks and events from 1 – 18 December to commemorate the 125th Anniversary of the passing of the Adult Suffrage Bill 1894.
City of Unley
A month-long suite of activities to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage focusing on younger and older women.
City of Marion
A suite of initiatives and events across the City of Marion to increase the knowledge of their residents in the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in SA.
District Council of Grant
A ‘Women of the District’ event
Women in Economics Network, South Australian Committee
An event that will explore the parallels between earning the right to vote and participating more fully in society
Fleurieu Folk Festival Incorporated
A themed concert featuring stories and songs by women
Muslim Women’s Association of SA
A Cross-Cultural Exploration of Women's Rights Through Time to Commemorate 125 Years of Women’s Suffrage in SA
Penneshaw Progress Association
Celebrate with an evening of cocktails and comedy
Pooraka Farm Community Centre Incorporated
To provide a series of workshops for women on citizenship
Royal Adelaide Show
Daily demonstrations by female artists during the 2019 Royal Adelaide Show
An advertising campaign to incorporate recorded messages that will promote women’s rights
Seeds of Affinity
|125th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage in South Australia Afternoon Tea||$4,635|
Soroptimist International of Torrens Inc.
Information panel and cultural exchange among women who have migrated to Australia from non-English speaking backgrounds
South Australian Council of Social Service Inc (SACOSS)
A series of packaged interviews (for radio broadcast and distribution via podcast), which will raise awareness of the women of the SA suffrage movement and the broader social justice causes they dedicated their lives to.
Speaking Made Easy – The Penguin Club of Australia
'SA Women of Distinction' event series
Spence Club Inc
|Gala dinner for 80 women with subsidised ticket cost, to celebrate 125 years of Suffrage||$5,000|
Intra-cultural celebration to educate, inspire and inform women and men from a wide diversity of cultures
Tao Phung Indochinese Elderly Association of SA Inc
|An education and insights tour for local elders within the CALD Indochinese community||$1,670|
Women in Agriculture and Business of SA Inc
A one day public event as a State Rural Women’s Gathering with two prominent women guest speakers who will address the theme “Their triumph, our motivation”
Women Lawyers Association of SA Inc
Panel discussion at the Adelaide Town Hall
YMCA of South Australia Youth and Family Services
|Hold Fast: A Celebration of Women's Suffrage in South Australia||$5,000|
An event celebrating young women’s civic and political engagement
|History Teachers Association of SA||The annual national history teachers’ conference on 1-3 October 2019||$2,900|
Gladys Elphick Awards Committee of SA Inc
A screening of the film 'Sister If You Only Knew', the documented story of Aunty Gladys Elphick
Australian Migrant Resource Centre
Refugee and Migrant Women’s Banner and Engagement Project
Have questions? Contact Leah.Puletama2@sa.gov.au