AgriFutures™ Rural Women's Award

Do you have the desire, commitment and leadership potential to make a greater contribution to Australia’s rural and emerging industries, businesses and communities?

The Rural Women's Network and Agriculture Victoria work in partnership with AgriFutures Australia to provide two opportunities to women involved in Australia’s rural and emerging industries, businesses, and communities, now and into the future.

Applications for the 2024 Rural Women’s Award and Acceleration Grant are now closed. Applications for 2025 will open in September 2024.

About the Rural Women's Award

Empowering and celebrating the inclusive and courageous leadership of women, the Rural Women's Award supports women-led projects, businesses or programs that will benefit rural industries, businesses and / or communities.

Winners in each state / territory receive a $15,000 Westpac Grant to grow the impact of their initiative, as well as training, development, and a national profile to showcase it. They will also compete for the National Award and a further $20,000 from Westpac. Find out more on the AgriFutures website.

Victorian Nikki Davey was announced the 2023 Rural Women’s Award National Winner in September 2023. Find out more about her and the 2023 Victorian State Finalists here.

About the Acceleration Grant

Fostering the professional growth of rural women who are not quite ready to apply for the Award, the Acceleration Grant provides seven Australian women with a learning and development bursary to develop an initiative in its early stages.

Each year, 7 Australian women will be provided with a learning and development bursary of up to $7,000 for professional development to enable them to bring their idea, cause or vision to life. Find out more on the AgriFutures website.

Subscribe to the Rural Women’s Network newsletter for program updates or visit AgriFutures Australia for more information about the Award.

Page last updated: 01 Nov 2023