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.
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.
Together with ARLF, the Australian Government is investing in a new generation of drought resilient leaders. The program gives farmers and young and emerging leaders in regional communities an opportunity to gain knowledge and skills through training and mentoring programs.
The leadership development element has been rolled out in two pilot regions – Goulburn Valley, Vic and Central West Qld - with the remaining 10 regions to follow from October 2021. These remaining regions are Northern Wheatbelt, WA; Gascoyne Murchison, WA; Mallee, Vic; South West Qld; Eyre Peninsula – West, SA; Murray Lands, SA; Western NSW; North West Slopes & Plains, NSW; Katherine region, NT and North East Tasmania. Interested potential and current leaders within these 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.
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, August 2021
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