Our goal for THE Seed Scheme Partners is that they are connected to the direct economic and social revival of Rural Australia through the seed-funding they provide, and achieve a meaningful connection to a group of motivated and successful community of rural women and are able to capitalise on that for their unique needs and outcomes.

Our partners are socially conscious, interested in investing in human potential and are deeply passionate about rural people and communities succeeding.

Feel free to download our partners information here.


Our partners understand we are in it for the long game so they are willing to work with us as we #evolve and as THE Seed Scheme gains momentum.

Our partners want the same thing – blooming great rural and regional communities with #thriving people in it – and they are willing to co-invest in this unique approach to the achievement of that desire.

There are significant advantages of becoming a Partner in THE Seed Scheme, not the least of which is access to an incredible community of passionate, motivated and inspiring rural women!

THE Seed Scheme partners include banks, corporate and medium sized businesses, local government and not for profit organisations.


We are proud to be partnering with the University of New England to undertake an Impact study on the work of THE Seed Scheme and THE Rural Woman in 2019. We will be happy to share the results when we have them!

Why a Bank Is Backing Women in Small Business

Rebel and Kevin Dupe Regional Australia Bank

What is the Value to a Partner

Rebel and Phil Johnston from Narromine

Partners can include:

Local Government, State Government, Federal Government, Governing Bodies, Banks, Regional Development Australia, Corporate Business, Philanthropists, Giving Circles, Business, Community, Employment, Drought and Indigenous Support Organisations, Media, Mining Companies or Individuals.

The benefits to Sponsor Partners could be tenfold in terms of economic return to the community. There will be easy measurements for the economic data based on the turn over, profit and expenditure of the supported Members. We will also be measuring social and emotional impact for Members, and attempt to measure the ripple this will have in community – which we expect to have the greatest impact.

There are many benefits to being a THE Seed Scheme Sponsor Partner – most of them practical, tangible and specific.

  • ROI comes in the $ in the local economy which could forseeably flow back into Sponsor Partner business – for every $1 invested in THE Seed SCheme, 60% of our Members will return $4.40 to the local economy
  • New customers for specific products/services relevant to our target market, opportunity to pitch to Members and THE RW community (for National & State Partners)
  • Research opportunities with the POD/s of women for marketing, product development etc
  • Access to the collective wisdom of THE Rural Woman members for events, speakers, consultants, support
  • Delivery of and ability to claim successes attached to a 12 month program into the community with minimal required output for the Partner and maximum return
  • Brand awareness/recognition and attachment to a pro-active, positive, women-led project
  • National media coverage for the campaign/s, potential to reach 100,000 + engaged rural women each month online
  • All required marketing, recruitment, onboarding and delivery for Members selected for THE Seed Scheme through the partnership, delivered by THE Rural Woman
  • Partner  logo and other collateral included in marketing related to your THE Seed Scheme campaign and in THE Rural Woman promotions about THE Seed Scheme (identified as a Local/State/National Partner)
  • Promotion as a Local/State/National Partner in relevant media and collateral
  • Opportunity to co-host online events with THE Rural Woman and/or Members 
  • Potential to make specific Rural Women’s deals or offers to the 240+ members and 20,000 strong network through THE Rural Woman
  • Connections to Seed Scheme Members in areas where it’s of mutual benefit
  • Online promotion through social media (reach 100,000+/month across multiple platforms) and our website
  • Experience the goodwill created by being part of a culture of innovation and contribution
  • It’s become clear that investments in women change the world – this is your opportunity to define that change

Current Partners