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Rural Women’s Acceleration Grant

27 September 2023

AgriFutures Australia is proud to champion diversity through grants for women. The Rural Women’s Acceleration Grant has been developed to foster the professional growth of rural women.

About the Grant

AgriFutures has introduced a new program called the AgriFutures Rural Women’s Acceleration Grant. It will run separately, however it will complement the Rural Women’s Award process, aiming 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 (not cash) of up to $7,000 for professional development to enable them to bring their idea, cause or vision to life.

The Rural Women’s Acceleration Grant is one of many AgriFutures Australia initiatives ensuring our rural industries prosper now, and into the future.

Who Can Apply

  • 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 – however previous State/Territory Finalists are encouraged to re-apply.)
  • No formal qualifications are required.

The idea, cause or vision must align to a minimum of two of the values below:

  • Empathetic
  • Authentic
  • Cooperative
  • Confident
  • Courageous
  • Grit
  • Resourceful
  • Pragmatic
  • Clarity of Purpose
  • Inclusive
  • Innovative.

The Application Process

Online applications for the 2024 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Acceleration Grant are now open.

How to apply

Applications for the 2023 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Acceleration Grant are being accepted via the K2 platform. This is an easy three step process:

  • If you have an account, you will see green text saying ‘email exists’ and can enter your contact details then click next to start your application.
  • If you don’t have an account, you will be sent a one-time pin number via email.
  • Enter the pin number, create your password and then complete your contact information. Once completed, click next to start your application.
  • Please check your spam folder if you have not received the email with the code.

2 – Enter your email address and log in.

3 – Complete and submit your application, or save a draft application.

  • To save a draft, please click on ‘save draft’ at the bottom of the page. This will send a link to your email address, so you can log in and continue the application process when ready.

Late applications

Need more help?

If you have further questions about the application process, reach out to AgiFutures by email.

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