A strong voice and strong support for Victorian Landcare
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:
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:
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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