Applications for the AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award Close Soon

Written by: The Hilltops Phoenix


IMAGE: There is less than a week to get applications for the AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award in before the opportunity for 2024 is lost. Applications close at 11:59 pm AEDT.

Applications for the 2024 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award close Wednesday, October 25 at 11:59 pm AEDT.

The Award acts as a springboard, inspiring and nurturing Australian women to harness their skills for the improvement of their industries and communities while unlocking doors to crucial funding opportunities for existing projects and businesses at the same time.

Beyond recognition, the Award provides a pathway for personal and professional growth, offering access to vital funding and opening a doorway to extensive professional development opportunities and a cherished Alumni network. State and Territory winners are awarded a $15,000 grant generously sponsored by Westpac.

AgriFutures Australia, Managing Director, John Harvey said AgriFutures was committed to the future growth and advancement of the Award as a means of identifying, celebrating and empowering women.

“If you are passionate about creating impact, innovating and making a difference in rural and regional Australia, we want to hear from you,” Mr Harvey said.

“By participating in this program, you will become part of a dynamic network of over 350 accomplished women who have been acknowledged for their exceptional contributions to rural industries and rural and regional Australia.” The 2023 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award National Winner, Nikki Davey said winning the AgriFutures Women’s Award had been a game-changer. “On both a personal and professional level, being involved in the Awards has boosted my confidence and helped transform my business,” Ms Davey said.

“I would say to anyone considering applying, “if you’ve got a project that fits the bill, then don’t miss out on this opportunity to be a part of the AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award and join the ranks of incredible women driving change and innovation in rural Australia.”

AgriFutures also runs the AgriFutures Rural Women’s Acceleration grant. While it runs separately, it complements the AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award. The aim is to provide a leadership and development opportunity to women who are not quite ready to apply for the Award.

Each year, seven Aussie women are granted a learning and development bursary of up to $7,000 for professional development to enable them to bring their ideas, causes or visions to life.

The Rural Women’s Acceleration grant is one of many AgriFutures Australia initiatives ensuring our rural industries prosper now and into the future.

Visit for more information or to apply for the AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award.

Head to for more information on AgriFutures Rural Women’s Acceleration grant.

KP Carmody

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