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Leadership in Agricultural Industries Fund

​​​The Leadership in Agricultural Industries Fund is administered by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources to support Australian agricultural industry.

The Fund’s objective is to support national agricultural industry organisations to develop leadership capability within agricultural industry representative bodies. It aims to build farm leaders’ skills so they can better represent their agricultural industry.

Fund guidelines are now available for your information, with applications expected to open soon.

Learn more

Information sessions will be held across Australia at various locations and times.

We have scheduled a session in Canberra on Monday 6 March preceding the ABARES Outlook 2017 conference. Industry organisations may like to book into this session if they are attending the conference.

Interested industry organisations are encouraged to register now by email to Leadership Fund. Let us know which session you would like to attend, and how many people from your organisation will be coming.

Attendance numbers are limited, and if numbers are tight organisations may be limited to one attendee. If there is insufficient interest meetings will be cancelled with any registered attendees advised.

Leadership in Agricultural Industries Fund Information Sessions




Monday, 20 February 2017


1.00 pm to 3.00 pm

Wednesday, 22 February 2017


10.30 am to 12.30 pm
1.00 pm to 3.00 pm

Thursday, 23 February 2017


10.30 am to 12.30 pm
1.30 pm  to 3.30 pm

Friday, 24 February 2017


12.30 pm to 2.30 pm

Monday, 27 February 2017


10.00 am to 12.00 pm

Tuesday, 28 February 2017


11.00 am to 1.00 pm

Wednesday, 1 March 2017


10.30 am to 12.30 pm
1.30 pm to 3.30 pm

Monday, 6 March 2017


3.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Available funding

The government has committed $5 million to the fund.

Individual grants are expected to be between $100 000 and $500 000, lesser amounts will be considered.

Find out if you are eligible to apply by viewing the guidelines.

Check your eligibility

The Fund is a competitive grant process open to Australian national agricultural industry representative bodies.

Smaller organisations could consider forming a consortium with similar or aligned organisations to develop larger projects that better cover the organisation’s or industry leadership development needs.

To understand if your organisation or your consortium meet the grant eligibility requirements you must read the guidelines.

Download the guidelines

Grant eligibility details are available in the Leadership in Agricultural Industries Fund grant guidelines.



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Contact us

If you are interested in the programme, register for information updates by email to Leadership Fund, check the department’s website or call the department – 1800 870 733.