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Call for SA industry leaders seek study grants and join an influential network

March 2018

South Australia’s Industry Leaders Fund has opened its 2018 study grant scheme, inviting industry leaders to apply for up to $50,000 each to develop their professional potential and join an influential 122-member scholar network. The eight-year-old grant scheme supports individuals who can demonstrate leadership potential at work and in the community and are interested in sharing their knowledge and achievement with their industry. Fund ... Read more

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Nineteen SA business leaders awarded Industry Leaders Fund Grants in 2017.

September 2017 

South Australia’s future business leaders took the next major step on their professional journey last night at the Industry Leaders Fund (ILF) awards ceremony at the National Wine Centre. The ILF presented grants totalling $237,000 to 19 scholars to propel them on to the world business stage through local and global study programs and help them reach their professional potential to deliver economic growt... Read more

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Opportunity to gain leadership study funding and join an exclusive South Australian leadership network.

February 2017 

South Australia’s Industry Leaders Fund (ILF) has announced that applications are open for industry leaders to apply for grants of up to $50,000 and join its exclusive 103 member Industry Leaders Fund Scholars Network. The seventeen new Members in 2016 included Zoe Detmold, Senior Business Manager at Detpak, Mark Nykiel, Managing Director of Philmac, Kelly Baker Jamieson, Founder of Edible Bloo... Read more

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Seventeen SA business leaders awarded Industry Leaders Fund Grants in 2016.

27 September 2016

The SA Industry Leaders Fund (ILF) has awarded grants totalling $209,000 to seventeen of the state’s aspiring business leaders to help them realise their professional potential. “The 2016 Scholars are a calibre of business leaders who will propel South Australia forward, stimulate economic growth for the State and continue to grow prosperous businesses and employment opportunities,” says ILF CEO, G... Read more

Industry leaders take note

The Advertiser, 9/2/2016

GRADUATES of a business leadership program have been instrumental in creating more than 450 new permanent jobs in South Australia, a survey has found. The program – the Industry Leaders Fund – has supported 86 South Australians to pursue further training since it was founded six years ago. Launching the 2016 round of sponsorships, ILF chief executive Geoff Vogt said the program was clearly delivering results. Funded by the private sector, the ILF offers grants of up to $50,000... Read more

Industry Leaders Fund reaches major milestone of awarding more than $1,000,000 worth of grants to SA Business leaders.

29 September 2015

In 2015 the Industry Leaders Fund (ILF) awarded 21 grants worth $235,000 to help future South Australian business leaders achieve their professional potential. This takes the total value of grants awarded by the ILF to $1,082,000 since 2010, an outstanding milestone. Former Senator for South Australia, Amanda Vanstone, presented the awards at the National Wine Centre on 29 September. Recipients co... Read more

Opportunity to gain leadership study funding and join an exclusive South Australian leadership.

February 2015

South Australia’s Industry Leaders Fund (ILF) is offering industry leaders an opportunity to apply for grants of up to $50,000 and join its exclusive 66 member Industry Leaders Fund Scholars Network. Members of the Network include Anthony Kittel, Managing Director of Redarc, Jeremy Hawkes, Managing Director of Bowhill Engineering and Shane Kelly, Managing Director of Kelly Engineering. These companies were recognised in 2014 a... Read more

Record funding awarded to SA's top business leaders.

15 September 2014

A record $392,000 in education funding was awarded to 33 of South Australia’s top entrepreneurs, innovators and industry leaders by the Industry Leaders Fund (ILF) at an awards ceremony in Adelaide. ASC Chairman Bruce Carter awarded the grants on 15 September to executives and managers from diverse industry sectors including wine, automotive manufacturing, engineering, electronics, bio-technology, energy, food, fitness and IT. The number of awards this year is m... Read more


More leadership grants available than ever before.

South Australia’s Industry Leaders Fund (ILF) has announced its fifth call for grant applications, with grants of up to $50,000 available. Last year’s grant program saw a total of $205,000 awarded to 16 individuals, and the ILF expects to have a significantly greater pool of funds to allocate in 2014. ILF grants, which are fully private-sector funded, encourage people with leadership ability to develop their skills to benefit themselves, their employers and t... Read more

ILF Awards $205,000 To SA's Future Industry Leaders

Manufacturing, mining, engineering, electronics and pharmaceuticals are all South Australian industries that will benefit from this year’s round of development grants by the Industry Leaders Fund Incorporated (ILF). $205,000 has been awarded between 16 of the state’s most talented applicants in the organisation’s fourth year of annual grants funding. This represents a 105% increase on g... Read more