Annual Funding Event 


We can't wait to see more Kingdom initiatives flourish. 

Application details for 2018

1 June 2018 – Applications open

5 August 2018 – Applications close

20 August 2018 – Successful applicants announced

19 September 2018 – Annual Funding Event

We welcome applications from all over Australia. If you need assistance with travel or accommodation costs, please email us.
We may be able to provide assistance to a limited number of applicants.



The FORM (theological formation) category is for organisations or initiatives that are seeking to reorient people to Christ to be formed by him. Ministry and mission work fits here, as well as projects in the broad areas of theological education and formation. We’re looking to hear from women who are leading innovative initiatives to point people to Jesus and build them up in their faith and imitation of him. Tell us about how you're doing this through your initiative or organisation and who you are passionate about serving.


The ENGAGE (public engagement) category is for organisations and initiatives that seek to engage our neighbours as public and friend with the good news of Jesus. It includes initiatives designed to enrich the capacity of Christians to make the gospel intelligible and to create pathways for them to do so. It’s OK to get creative here too! We’re keen to hear from women leading innovative projects in any sphere of work or culture – from arts initiatives through to public events, from media platforms through to projects engaging our neighbours in various professions, communities or industries. Tell us about what you think needs to happen next in this space and how you’re doing it.


The DO (mercy & justice ministries or mental health & pastoral care) category is for organisations or initiatives that seek to do justice and mercy, expressing God’s character to the vulnerable and oppressed by tackling poverty, exclusion and violence. This category also encompasses projects working with an applied theology of ministry, including (for example) in areas such as mental health and pastoral care. We’re looking to hear from women leading initiatives to inspire faith in action. Tell us about who you are serving and how you’re doing it.


The IDEAS category is for women with an idea for an organisation or initiative that has not yet been created. Bring your visions and dreams of the possibilities, and take this great opportunity to sharpen your idea and test it out in a supportive community.

Who is eligible to apply?

How do you know if you’re eligible to apply to pitch at the ADM Annual Funding Event in 2018?

All of the following would be true of you and your organisation or initiative:

  • You are a Christian woman;
  • You lead an organisation or initiative;
  • Your organisation or initiative can reasonably be characterised within one of the following categories: FORM (theological formation), ENGAGE (public engagement), DO (mercy & justice ministries or mental health & pastoral care) or IDEAS (an idea for an organisation or initiative that has not yet been created)


First Place: $25,000 (awarded to one applicant from any of the FORM, ENGAGE or DO categories)

Category Awards: $12,500 (awarded to the two other category winners from FORM, ENGAGE or DO)

$1,000 to all others who pitch (in all four categories of FORM, ENGAGE, DO and IDEAS)

In addition to cash prizes, the three category winners of FORM, ENGAGE and DO at the Annual Funding Event will become part of the 2019 cohort of The Hub at ADM. In 2019, the Hub will be an invitation-only mentoring program designed to enable entrepreneurial Christian women to take their initiatives to the next level. Across the year, the Hub cohort will gather several times for mentoring events, for which participants’ travel and accommodation will be covered. Exceptional lead coaches and mentors will join the Hub cohort at these events, providing personally-tailored professional development and opportunities for each woman’s project. Hub participants in 2019 will also be matched with a mentor, with whom they will meet monthly over phone. And, like ADM Fellows, Hub participants will receive free, priority access to ADM’s Engage program.   

Please note that First Place and Category Award winners must be in a position to receive their prize within the current financial year, as the funds will not be held beyond that time.

The funding allowed us a bigger, more public platform and saw us pose eternal,
faith questions in a public setting.
— Hailey McQueen, Clock & Spiel Productions. Overall Winner, 2016 Annual Funding Event