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 Regional Community Leadership Program aims to support the development of emerging leaders across government, business and community sectors to effect change in their local communities and region. This will be done through an increase in diversity of local leaders, participation by community leaders, collaboration between networks of community leaders, sustainability of community leadership programs and development of a sound evidence base on the impact and effectiveness of leadership development activities.
Objectives of Program
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 for this funding is currently closed, and the fund is not accepting applications.
The following organisations and leadership programs are currently receiving support under this program:
- Victorian Community Leadership Program (VRCLP) Secretariat
- Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Program
- Community Leadership Loddon Murray
- Fairley Leadership Program
- Gippsland Community Leadership Program
- Future Shapers Ballarat
- Leaders for Geelong
- Leadership Great South Coast
- Leadership Wimmera
- Northern Mallee Leaders
* This may not be a comprehensive listing of all announced funding through the Regional Community Leadership Program.