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State Government of Victoria

Regional Community Leadership Program

The Regional Community Leadership Program aims to support initiatives that develop and facilitate the emergence of local leaders, strengthen existing community leadership capabilities and develop stronger connections between local leaders and regional development initiatives.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • support the development of emerging leaders across government, business and community sectors to effect change in their local communities and region
  • increase the diversity of local leaders including those that identify as indigenous, disabled, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) or disadvantaged (from a low socio-economic background)
  • increase participation by community leaders in significant regional projects, processes and planning
  • increase collaboration between networks of community leaders to effect change in local communities and regions
  • improve the financial sustainability of community leadership programs in rural and regional Victoria
  • develop a sound evidence base on the impact and effectiveness of leadership development activities.

Applications will be considered from the following existing community leadership programs and their secretariat:

View the Stronger Regional Communities Plan Regional Community Leadership application guidelines here, contact your local RDV office or email: 



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Last Updated: 08 February 2017