The professional development grants are a key initiative of Our Catchments Our Communities – Integrated Catchment Management in Victoria 2016-19, a strategy that supports implementation of chapter 3 of Water for Victoria.

Funding of up to $10,000 will be provided for travel, study, research or other forms of professional development in the following categories:

Innovation - new approaches and knowledge to address contemporary issues in integrated catchment management

Aboriginal Leadership - recognising and supporting Traditional Owners and Aboriginal Victorians as leaders

Women in Leadership - improving diversity and inclusion and the opportunity for women to lead

Grants will be awarded annually over the next four years until 2020. Recipients are required to share the knowledge and experience gained to strengthen the catchment management sector.

How to apply

  1. Download and read:

    Leadership Development grant guidelines (PDF, 284.1 KB)
    Leadership Development grant guidelines (accessible) (DOCX, 151.3 KB)

  2. Complete the application form (DOCX, 106.8 KB)
  3. Email your application form with attachments to:
Applications closed Wednesday 24 May 2017.

Frequently asked questions

Further information

Victorian Government departments use the Victorian Common Funding Agreement when funding grants.

For more information please contact DELWP on 136 186 or email