The Livestock Collective receives a community grant to host capacity building workshop

The Livestock Collective is honoured to be one of the many deserving recipients of this year’s Foundation for Rural Regional Renewal grants. 

Funded by the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund and a range of other donor partners, the Networks to Build Drought Resilience program focuses on agriculture-dependent communities. It’s designed to give local NFPs access to the funds and resources they need to prepare and strengthen their community’s response to future drought and climate change.

Managing Director, Holly Ludeman said Livestock Leaders workshops started in WA in 2020 and two years on we have facilitated workshops in almost every state and territory with over 200 alumni. 

“This grant gives us the opportunity to take workshops to important regional places we have not been to before. Our focus will be on upskilling some of our northern Australian supply chain participants, many of whom have first-hand experience with drought. 

“The workshop will build participants’ confidence and skills to network and share their experiences and knowledge across their regions and more broadly. It will be held in Broome, Western Australia within the next few months “, said Ms Ludeman.

Program Manager, Amelia Nolan is excited to facilitate a face-to-face workshop in WA after being invited up to Broome to present at various events in the last year. 

“I have had a number of conversations with locals about supporting the region and it is evident that there is a calibre of individuals who are keen to be involved. I am really delighted we now have this opportunity to connect with them” said Ms Nolan. 

The Livestock Leaders Drought Resilience workshop will bring together 20 young people to learn about leadership, communication and information sharing through a variety of mediums. The workshop will support the development of local leaders who will then go on to connect with their communities to build resilience during times of drought. 

Expressions of interest will be open from April so keep an eye out for this. You will be able to apply via our dedicated workshop information website www.livestockleaders.com.au. Participants will need to meet certain selection criteria to be eligible for consideration.