Building Resilient Regional Leaders Initiative (Pilot)
17 September, 2021
The Building Resilient Regional Leaders Initiative (Pilot) (the program) will run over two years from 2021-22 to 2022-23. The program was announced as part of the 2020-21 Budget. The program is place-based and intended to meet local needs. The purpose of the program is to support current and emerging regional leaders to further develop their leadership and resilience skills, enabling them to become strong local voices who can help sustain regional Australia’s recovery from COVID-19, bushfires and other crises, and contribute to their region’s long-term resilience. Local leaders have a significant role to play in boosting the resilience and vibrancy of their communities.
The objectives of the program are to:
deliver place based leadership training to support current and emerging regional leaders to develop leadership and resilience skills
facilitate the development of networks between current and emerging regional leaders, mentors and other experts where appropriate to help maximise the impacts of the training over the long-term
provide participants with opportunities and techniques to develop deeper connections within their regions.
The intended outcomes of the program for participants and communities are:
improved capacity and capability among participants to support their regions’ economic and social wellbeing, especially through future challenges
enhanced community and business engagement, particularly with issues of resilience
increased resilience and adaptability of communities.
The grant amount will be up to 100 per cent of eligible project expenditure (grant percentage).
The minimum grant amount is $250,000.
The maximum grant amount is $5 million.