Drought Resilience Leaders

The 2021-22 Federal Budget provides an additional $4 million investment in Drought Resilience Leaders.

The Future Drought Fund is helping communities become more resilient.  

This national program provides leadership training and mentoring opportunities for agricultural communities. The Australian Rural Leadership Foundation (ARLF) will deliver it.

Purpose

Participants will be able develop their leadership skills and capabilities. The program will:

  • create a new generation of young and emerging leaders
  • facilitate a culture of learning and knowledge sharing throughout agriculture-dependent communities.

Grant opportunity

Together with ARLF, the Australian Government is investing in a new generation of drought resilient leaders. The program gives farmers and regional communities an opportunity to gain knowledge and skills through training and mentoring programs.

The leadership development element will be rolled out in two pilot regions – Goulburn Valley, Vic and Central West Qld -with the remaining 10 regions to follow soon after. These include Northern Wheatbelt, WA; Gascoyne Murchison, WA; Mallee, Vic; South West Qld; Eyre Peninsula – West, SA; Murray Lands, SA; Western NSW; North West Slopes & Plains (including Liverpool Plains), NSW; Katherine region, NT and North East Tasmania. Interested potential and current leaders within 12 selected regions across Australia are encouraged to apply directly to ARLF to participate in leadership development.

The program will foster a new generation of young and emerging leaders and encourage a culture of learning and knowledge sharing throughout agriculture-dependent communities.

For more information including eligibility criteria and grant guidelines visit the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation website.

Program payments

We publish the details of each recipient and the funding they receive.

Australian Rural Leadership Foundation Limited

To deliver leadership training and mentoring opportunities for agricultural communities

Total amount payable $7,446,015.00 (GST excl.)
Date of first payment 16 March 2021
Amount of first payment $725,986.46 (GST excl.)
Total amount paid $7,446,015.00 (GST excl.)
Total amount still to be paid $0.00 (GST excl.)

Download the factsheet

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, June 2021

Document Pages File size
Future Drought Fund: Supporting community leaders, organisations and networks to build drought resilience PDF 2 270 KB
Future Drought Fund: Supporting community leaders, organisations and networks to build drought resilience DOCX 2 846 KB

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Last reviewed: 17 June 2021
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