We aim to improve the conditions for women and children and make life better for families, especially those living in rural and remote Australia.


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The CWAA works tirelessly to provide support in our communities through a wide variety of means. Providing grants to those working to improve the community is one of the ways in which we provide support and encouragement for the betterment of our country.

Each year the CWAA proudly announces the recipient of The Country Women’s Association of Australia Rural and Remote Area Primary Health Care Nursing Grant.

The grant has been created to support a rural nurse or midwife in their continuing professional development and is a funding program of which the CWAA is most proud.

2015 recipients are:

Candace Angelo (NSW) Graduate Diploma of Indigenous Health Promotion (USYD)

Yasmin Curran (NT) Graduate Certificate in Child and Family Health Nursing (RCNA)

Jennine Lavender (WA) Rural and Isolated Practice (Scheduled Medicines) Registered Nurse (AACL)

Karen Thorne (QLD) Master of Nursing Science (Nurse Practitioner) (QUT)

Michelle Vegter (SA) Master of Public Health (Aeromedical) (JCU)

The amount of the grant is determined each year by the State and Territory Member Associations of the CWAA and is based on the nature of the study of the successful grant applicant.

Grant applicants must address the following criteria in their submission:

  1. Be an enrolled, registered nurse or midwife who currently works in a rural setting
  2. Have an interest in and knowledge of issues specific to women and children in rural Australia
  3. Provide a current CV with two nursing referees
  4. Submit a written (500 word) report following the conclusion of the course of study
Applications for 2015 close on 30 June 2016. Application forms will be available in 2016.

State and Territory Associations