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Leadership Development Grants 2020 - Now open until 27 March 2020

The Victorian Government, through Our Catchments Our Communities, is funding the development of individuals in the integrated catchment management sector.

The Leadership Development Grants program is designed to strengthen skills and capabilities while fostering a new generation of leaders in catchment management.

Funding available: grants of up to $10,000 are available for travel, study, research, training and other forms of professional development for integrated catchment management in the following categories:

Innovation: new approaches and knowledge to address contemporary issues

Aboriginal Leadership: recognising and supporting Traditional Owners and Aboriginal Victorians as leaders

Women in Leadership: improving diversity and inclusion and the opportunity for women to lead

Who can apply?

The grants are open to individuals working in the natural resource management sector for:

  • Government agencies or bodies
  • Private sector businesses and agencies
  • Educational institutions
  • Local government authorities
  • Not-for-profit organisations
  • Non-governmental organisations
  • Community networks and groups

Please note: only Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders are eligible to apply for the Aboriginal Leadership category.

 Who cannot apply?

Applications will not be accepted from:

  • Individuals applying for a grant on behalf of another individual or group
  • Individuals under 18 years of age
  • Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning staff
  • Groups, organisations, institutions, agencies or government bodies
  • Anyone residing outside of Victoria at the time of application
  • Non-citizens/permanent residents of Australia

How to apply: for further information visit https://www.water.vic.gov.au/grants/ococ2020

Applications open:  on 3 February and close on 27 March 2020.

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