Bursaries 2024

There are 10 bursary’s available in 2024 including:

  • 5 x bursaries for social enterprises who create employment opportunities provided by Westpac Foundation and
  • 5 x bursaries for regionally based social impact practitioners

Each bursary includes the conference ticket and some may, on application also include travel and accommodation.



While social challenges are not unique to the regions, the solutions to these problems must be relevant to place. Social Impact in the Regions (SIITR) explores a range of tools, techniques, beliefs and practices to better enable conference delegates to create more impact in your regional community.

In 2023 the first Social Impact in the Regions conference was delivered in Coffs Harbour, NSW. 165 delegates from across Australia. The delegates represented not for profits, Aboriginal corporations, community groups, government and philanthropy.

SIITR 2024 will be held in Kempsey, NSW. This will be the first entirely place-based iteration of the event which will be held in the local showground and in the community’s CBD.


Bursary candidates will be required to meet below criteria via an online application process:

  • The candidate is a social impact practitioner and/or community leader, based in a regional or rural area, seeking to address a social change in their local community.
  • The candidate actively contributes to improving their local community within regional or rural Australia, in a practical and tangible manner.
  • The candidate is willing to share learnings with the broader Social Impact in the Regions community.

Terms and conditions

  • Bursaries are not redeemable for cash
  • The panel’s decision is final
  • Successful applicants will be notified on or before 18 April 2024

Please direct any enquiries to Evolve Network via email or phone: (02)-6529 1021

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We acknowledge and pay our respects to the Traditional Custodians and Elders past and present. We acknowledge that the conference will be held in Gumbaynggirr Nations.

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