AgriFutures Rural Women’s Awards

Applications are now open for the 2022 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Awards which feature a bursary worth $15,000 for the top award winner. 

The AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award is Australia’s leading award empowering and celebrating the inclusive and courageous leadership of women involved in Australia’s rural and emerging industries, businesses, and communities, now and into the future.

Through the Awards program, women are supported in using and further developing their skills in our regions and communities.

The $15,000 bursary is awarded to a winner in each State and Territory providing the financial resources to support a project, business or program that will benefit rural industries, businesses and/or communities.

Each state winner is then considered for national award which has an additional $20,000 bursary attached to it. The national runner up receives an additional $15,000. 

Winners also also have the opportunity to complete a professional development training course, and will attend a three-day workshop with all other state/territory winners, to focus on further professional development skills and refinement of their winning project, business or program.

The vision for the awards is to empower and celebrate the inclusive and courageous leadership of women involved in Australia’s rural and emerging industries, businesses, and communities, now and into the future. 

The existing project, business or program must align to the values of the Award: Empathetic, Authentic. Cooperative, Confident, Courageous, Grit, Resourceful, Pragmatic, Clarity of Purpose, Inclusive and Innovative.

  • Applications close Friday, 8 October 2021.
  • More information here .
  • Guidelines here.

AgriFutures Australia (formerly RIRDC) is committed to the future growth and advancement of the Award as a means of identifying, celebrating and empowering women. The Rural Women’s Award is one of many AgriFutures Australia initiatives ensuring our rural industries prosper now, and into the future. Find out more about AgriFutures Australia here.

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