Local leaders have a significant role to play in boosting the resilience and vibrancy of their community. Recent events, such as floods, bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic have tested local regional leaders in unprecedented ways and it is more important than ever to ensure leaders are supported to develop their skills and networks.
The Australian Government has committed $5 million from 2021-22 to 2022-23 for current and emerging regional leaders to further develop leadership and resilience skills to support their local communities through future economic challenges through the Building Resilient Regional Leaders Initiative (Pilot).
Leadership training providers are encouraged to apply for the pilot program to deliver the place-based leadership training in up to 10 locations. The Business Grants Hub will administer the pilot program and an open, competitive grants process will be followed.
Applications for the program closed on 5 November 2021.