We are a not-for-profit organisation and need generous support from the private sector, government, philanthropic organisations and our alumni.

How you can help

Your generous donation will help us deliver programs to develop leaders for rural, regional and remote Australia. Gifts over $2 are deductible for taxation purposes.

Your contributions will be used to:

  • provide scholarships for high-potential individuals
  • support industries with limited capacity to invest in leadership development
  • support high need areas of Australia where leadership needs strengthening

All gifts over $2.00 to the Foundation are deductible for taxation purposes under Section 30-25, item 2.1.1 of the Taxation Act 1997.

Alumni scholarship fund

The Alumni Scholarship has been funded by donations from our alumni. Alumni and friends of the ARLF have generously funded two Alumni Scholarships for our flagship leadership program, the Australian Rural Leadership Program (ARLP). The first Alumni Scholarship was awarded to Yola Bakker (ARLP25) and the second to Oli Le Lievre (ARLP28).

A group photo of Freda Nicholls, Tim Ferraro and Jason Phieler standing in front of a painting.

“I know first-hand the difference that the ARLP makes to people’s lives and knowing that I could contribute to an alumni-funded scholarship place is very special.”

Tim Ferraro, ARLP, Alumni donor

We want to give other rural, regional and remote leaders, like Yola and Oli, the chance to realise their leadership aspirations and make a difference in their community.

To make a phone donation, call (02) 6281 0680, Mon-Fri, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

Workplace giving

Workplace Giving is a simple and effective way for employees to nominate a regular amount of their pre-tax income to be deducted from their salary and forwarded to the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation.

We will receive regular donations to help support its work and your donation summary will be recorded in your gift certificate.

Workplace Giving – Pledge Form – follow the easy steps to start donating from your regular pay cycles.


After providing for your friends and family, you may consider leaving a gift in your will to the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation.

Your generous gift will be used to fund perpetual scholarships to develop the capacity of Australia’s future leaders.

We recommend that you consult with a legal adviser or trustee to ensure your wishes and intentions are legally represented in your will.

The suggested wording for this gift in your will is:

I bequeath (a percentage of your estate) or (a specified sum) for the general purposes of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation (ABN 80 056 874 787). The receipt of an authorised officer of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation shall be a complete and sufficient discharge for the executor(s).

Organisational Information

Australian Rural Leadership Foundation

Address: 1st Floor 24 Napier Close Deakin ACT 2600

Phone: 02 6281 0680

ABN: 80 056 874 787

Endorsed as an income tax-exempt charity and the deductible gift recipient

Endorsed by the Australian Government as a technical and further education charity