Nathan Lovett-Murray
Lidia Thorpe
Stephanie Armstrong
Clayton Murray-Mitchell
Jody Barney
Roland Atkinson
Janine Coombs
Professor Ian Anderson
Paul Briggs OAM
Ngarra Murray
Trevor Pearce
Steven Delaney
Rueben Berg
Belinda Duarte
Daphne Yarram

Fellowship for Indigenous Leadership

Supporting achievement and vision for a stronger community


The Fellowship for Indigenous Leadership fosters leadership, providing exceptional people with the support they need to achieve their vision for their communities.

The Fellowship invests in recognised leaders and provides opportunities to emerging leaders within Victoria’s Indigenous communities. The value of the investment in building Indigenous leadership is to improve the economic as well as the social and emotional wellbeing of communities.

The Fellowship supports past, present and future Indigenous leaders who are committed to achieving positive change for Indigenous Victorians and strengthening links between all Australians.

The Fellowship for Indigenous Leadership is a sub-fund of the Australian Communities Foundation. You can support the Fellowship by making a donation through the ACF.

Right Way, Wrong Way, Which Way? Webinar – February 2017

Pro Bono Australia, co-branded with Philanthropy Australia, organised a webinar which was hosted by Genevieve Timmons from the Portland House Foundation, and panellists were Belinda Duarte (FIL/Culture is Life) and Peter Aldenhoven (Woor-Dungin/Willum Warrain) titled Right Way, Wrong Way, Which Way?

The focus of discussion was on influencing philanthropy regarding Aboriginal Australia and influencing the broader agenda and the feedback received has been very positive.

We hope that there will be future webinars so please watch this space for notifications of any further sessions.

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We are currently ‘Calling for Applications’ for a Fellow and two Emerging Leaders.

The successful applicants will receive $70,000 per annum for a Fellow over 3 years and $30,000 over 12 months to each Emerging Leader to enable them to concentrate their efforts on personal and professional development and to focus on leadership in their Victorian community.

If you have the attributes of a Fellow or an Emerging Leader we encourage you to apply. Perhaps you know of someone?  If so, please pass on this information and support them in their application. Please also pass this onto your networks as they may know of someone who might be interested.

To find out more, and to read about and watch the experiences of previous Fellows and Emerging Leaders please refer to the relevant pages on this website.

To apply go to the ‘How to apply’ section.

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The closing date for applications is 5.00pm on Thursday 31st August 2017.