Augusta Zadow Awards Grants available.

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Grants of up to $25,000 for work health and safety initiatives benefitting women and young workers in South Australia.

SafeWork SA is inviting applications for the 2024 Augusta Zadow Awards. Health and safety initiatives supporting young workers and women in the workplace can apply for up to $25,000 in grant funding through SafeWork SA’s 2024 Augusta Zadow Awards.

Now in its 20th year, the awards recognise the work of South Australia’s first female inspector of factories, Augusta Zadow, who fought for the work health and safety rights of women and young workers.

In recognition of her pioneering efforts, SafeWork SA established the Augusta Zadow Awards to support initiatives, research or further education that improves health and safety for women and young workers in South Australia.

Since the Augusta Zadow Awards grants program launched in 2005, SafeWork SA has awarded over 35 grants to fund safety initiatives benefiting businesses, workers and the community valued at more than $350,000.

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Selection criteria

Successful projects will:

  • address a work health and safety issue faced by women or young people at work, and/or
  • significantly improve health and safety for women or young people at work through research or further education.

See how our previous award winners have helped improve the health and safety of women and young people working in South Australia.

Award proposal

Your proposal, of no more than 2000 words, must provide details about your project.

Be sure to cover:

  • who it will benefit and how
  • who will be involved in delivering the project
  • where it will be undertaken and why
  • key milestones and dates
  • anticipated costs
  • confirmation that you meet the eligibility requirements
  • three referees
  • any other information that supports your proposal.

proposal template is available to help you. You should also read and understand our terms and conditions.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible you must be:

  • a permanent resident of South Australia
  • able to start the project, research or study in 2024.

The education, study or research can be undertaken in Australia or overseas as long as is meets the award’s aim of improving health and safety for women and young workers in South Australia.

Submitting applications

Before you submit your applications, make sure you’ve addressed the selection criteria in the proposal template and you meet the eligibility requirements.

Award applications can be submitted by:



SafeWork SA
Augusta Zadow Awards
GPO Box 465

Assessment process

All applicants will have their submissions reviewed by an assessment panel with shortlisted candidates invited to present to the panel in September 2024.

Key dates

27  May 2024 Applications open
31 July 2024 Applications close
September 2024 Judging panel meet with shortlisted applicants
October 2024 2024 Augusta Zadow Awards ceremony

Grant recipients

Grant recipients will be announced at a function at a presentation ceremony in October 2024. All shortlisted applicants will be invited to the event.

Recipients will be required to:

  • sign a contract
  • provide a progress report
  • provide a final report on the outcomes of the project
  • make a commitment to promote the outcomes of the project.

Final project reports are due 30 October 2025.

Contact us

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