Rural & Regional, Women

AgriFutures Rural Women’s Acceleration Grant

Funder:  AgriFutures Rural Women’s Acceleration Grant

Grant Background: The AgriFutures Rural Women’s Acceleration Grant program complements the Rural Women’s Award process and aims to provide a leadership and development opportunity to women who are not quite ready to apply for the Award.

Seven Australian women per annum will be granted with a learning and development bursary for professional development to enable them to bring their idea, cause or vision to life.

$ Available: Up to $7 000.00.


  • Applicants need to be over 18 years old and identify as female.
  • Applicants must have an idea, cause or vision (not yet realised) which aligns with one or more of three categories: Community, Collaboration, Commercial.
  • Idea, cause or vision will have a positive impact on rural or emerging industries, businesses and/or communities.
  • RWA State/Territory Winners, National Winners and Runner-Ups are ineligible to apply for the grant, however all other RWA Alumni (State Finalists) are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants need to be Australian citizens or permanent residents.
  • Applicants must not be a Related Party of AgriFutures Australia (i.e., not an employee of AgriFutures Australia, or a member of the key management personnel of major sponsors and government agency partners, nor a close family member of the above.
  • Applicants must not be a previous National or State/Territory Winner of either the former ABC Radio Rural Woman of the Year, RIRDC Rural Women’s Award, or AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award.

Key Dates: Closes 8 October 2021.

For More Information or to Apply: CLICK HERE

Happy to chat if you need a hand with your application and please share this grant opportunity with anyone who may be interested. Good luck, Melanie

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