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 development and mentoring opportunities for agricultural communities. The Australian Rural Leadership Foundation (ARLF) is delivering the program.
The Drought Resilience Leaders program gives participants opportunities to 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 and apply this knowledge and skills in their local rural and regional communities.
Leadership development has commenced in two pilot regions – Goulburn Valley, Vic and Central West Qld. Seven of the 10 remaining regions are also now open for people to apply to participate, with the final three regions to open for applications in late January 2022.
The seven regions open for applications are Northern Wheatbelt, WA; Gascoyne Murchison, WA; Mallee, Vic; North West Slopes & Plains, NSW; Eyre Peninsula, SA; Murraylands, SA and Western NSW.
The final three regions to open for applications in January 2022 are South West, Qld; Katherine region, NT and North East Tasmania.
Interested young and emerging leaders in these regions are encouraged to apply directly to ARLF to participate in leadership development.
The Mentoring program is a key aspect of the Drought Resilience Leaders program – connecting participants with other farmers and professionals with demonstrated experience in drought and climate resilience and adaptation.
Round one opened in July, followed by round two in October 2021. A third and final round will be offered in January 2022.
For more information about participating in leadership development or mentoring under the Drought Resilience Leaders program, 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.)|
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Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, November 2021
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