Calling all women in the horticulture sector! If you’re looking to progress your professional development even further, there are several funding grants available to support your participation in the following leadership development courses:

~ The Rural Women’s Acceleration Grant is a great opportunity for seven women to be granted with a $7,000 learning and development bursary to undertake professional development and enable them to bring an idea, cause or vision to life.

~ The Rural Women’s Award offers a $15,000 bursary to a woman from each state to support her project, business or program which benefits rural industries, business and/or communities to access professional development opportunities. The national winner is awarded a further $20,000, runner up a further $15,000.

~ Hort Innovation, in partnership with Women and Leadership Australia, is offering the final round of scholarship for their three women’s leadership courses Horticulture ( It is first-in, best-dressed and allocations may run out before the closing date.

Applications for these initiatives close Friday 8 October.