Emerging Leaders Bursary
Berries Australia, in partnership with Raspberries and Blackberries Australia (RABA), Strawberries Australia Inc. (SAI) and Australian Blueberry Growers’ Association (ABGA), are offering up-and-comers in the berry industry the opportunity to receive funding to attend Australia’s largest berry industry conference.
In addition to the Bursaries there will be a Growing Leader’s Workshop and a concurrent session focusing on leadership, which is open to all those who consider themselves emerging leaders. We particularly encourage those who participated in the RABA/ABGA leadership program in 2018 to participate in the program.
The BerryQuest Emerging Leaders Bursaries will cover the cost of a full conference registration (including dinners and social activities) and three nights’ accommodation at Sea World Resort. There are 8 grants per berry category available.
To qualify for the funding, nominees must meet the following criteria:
- Be aged 35 or under (at July 25, 2022)
- Currently work as an Australian berry grower or for a berry-growing business who is a member of either the ABGA, RABA, or a state-based strawberry association
- Commit to attending the leadership sessions at BerryQuest
Individuals can nominate themselves or be nominated by another person, however the person making the nomination must be a current paid member of RABA, ABGA or a State Strawberry Association.
Each grant is valued at $1,250 and is an opportunity for young growers, or those working for a growing business, to further develop their skills, knowledge and relationships in the berry industry.
Whilst there is an age limit for the bursaries there is no age limit on attending the other emerging leader activities throughout the program.
APPLICATIONS CLOSED Monday June 20 at 9am AEST
SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTED SHORTLY
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