Category Archives: Grants and funding

Building pathways for Coonamble’s youth

Guest Blog from Royal Agricultural Society (NSW) Foundation. Coonamble High School’s agriculture teacher, Adam Macrae, is leading the charge to change minds and help shape futures for his agriculture students. In April, 2015, the 33-year-old was awarded a Royal Agricultural … Continue reading

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RAS Foundation Rural Scholarship 2015

The RAS Foundation provides grants and scholarships to help rural Australians realise their potential through education, make a difference in their community and achieve their ambitions. Rural Scholarships are available to support individuals in NSW who demonstrate a passion for … Continue reading

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Eliza Star – A bright horizon for Eliza

As featured in The Country Web, No: 59 Edition  Eliza grew up on a mixed enterprise farm near the town of Carrathool, in NSW, and says the lack of female role models in the male-dominated field of agriculture initially put … Continue reading

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Inspiring rural women – 4 minutes with our 2014 RIRDC Rural Women’s Award Award recipients

It’s been a busy time at the Rural Women’s Network these past few months and it’s now just over a month since we announced our 2014 NSW-ACT RIRDC Rural Women’s Award winner and runner-up. You can now watch a quick 4-minute video to … Continue reading

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Mary Slater – A Woman of Substance

As featured in The Country Web Number 59 Spring 2013 edition. Walhallow‘s Mary Slater is the only daughter in a family of five and was bought up on an Aboriginal Mission. She later attended Quirindi High School before leaving in Year 10 … Continue reading

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Read about ‘women of influence’ in our latest issue of The Country Web

If you’re in need of a little inspiration this spring then look no further! Our Number 59 issue of The Country Web has the theme ‘Women of Influence’ so you are sure to find lots of inspiration and ideas from the … Continue reading

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$10,000 on offer for the 2014 RIRDC Rural Women’s Award

The Award supports women with demonstrated leadership capabilities, or leadership potential and community contribution, who have the desire and commitment to make a greater contribution to their primary industries and provides women with financial and professional support to implement their visions … Continue reading

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Investing in Women funding program

Back in Spring 2012 we put together a special edition of The Country Web titled ‘Women Crossing Boundaries‘. It featured rural, regional and remote women who were working in a non-traditional field. By sharing their stories we hope to inspire … Continue reading

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