Sarah Halligan and Jaclyne Scally received Our Catchments, Our Communities Leadership Development Grants in 2017.

This year, International Women’s Day is calling us to #PressforProgress. We’d like to share the stories of two women who used Our Catchments, Our Communities grants to press for progress:

  • Sarah Halligan - women in agriculture, and
  • Jaclyne Scally - innovation in the catchment management sector.

Sarah Halligan received a grant in the 2017 Women in Leadership category. The grant allowed Sarah to take part in leadership courses and one-on-one mentor training to enhance her leadership role with Victoria’s Women in Sustainable Agriculture (WiSA) group. See more of Sarah’s story

Jaclyne Scally was awarded the 2017 grant for Innovation. So far, Jaclyne has travelled Australia and New Zealand to investigate solutions to the conflict that exists between agriculture and the environment on estuarine floodplains in Victoria. Get inspired by Jaclyne’s journey

2018 Leadership grants now open

The application process is now open for the 2018 Our Catchments, Our Communities Leadership Development Grants. We are looking forward to hearing how this year’s applicants can enhance their professional development and boost their leadership skills. Funding is available in three categories: Innovation, Aboriginal Leadership and Women in Leadership. Applications close 4:00pm 17 April 2017.

Minister for Water, Lisa Neville, standing with the 2017 grant recipients who are each holding their framed certificate

Minister for Water, Lisa Neville (far right) and Chair of the Victorian Catchment Management Council, Angus Hume (far left) congratulate the 2017 OCOC grant recipients: (L-R) Tarlina Gardiner accepting on behalf of Bill Nicholson, Marilyne Nicholls, Sarah Halligan and Jaclyne Scally.