City of Casey: New & Emerging Communities Leadership Program

Program Information

The New and Emerging Communities Leadership Program (NECLP) provides an outstanding opportunity for potential and current leaders from migrant or refugee backgrounds.

This free community program, funded by the Victorian Government, provides an outstanding opportunity for new and emerging leaders to build leadership skills and capacity, and contribute to community development. 

Held in the City of Casey from August to October, for up to 30 participants, participants will:

  • Develop leadership skills and confidence
  • Grow networks in government, business and community sectors
  • Gain insights and leadership experiences from Community leaders
  • Engage in a group community project
  • Work with a mentor 
  • Learn with a diverse group of people committed to making a difference

NECLP offers a rich development experience with long-lasting benefits for participants, mentors and the wider community.

Who can Apply

Applications welcome from migrants and refugees from new and emerging communities, who have demonstrated their commitment to community development.

Funding for childcare can be provided by request at

Program Dates

Program Launch

Tuesday 8 August, 5:30pm-7pm

Program Days

Fridays 25 August, 15 September and 13 October
Saturday 26 August, 2 September, 16 September, and 14 October

Program Evenings

Friday 1 September and Wednesday 27 September 6pm-9pm 

Program Graduation

Tuesday 17 October, 4:30pm-6:30pm

Post Program Event


Program Fees

This program is funded by the Victorian Government and FREE to all selected participants.

Apply Now

To apply for the City of Casey program click here.

Applications close Monday 10 July, with interviews mid-July. 

Interested in being a Mentor?

Interested in supporting migrants and refugees in developing valuable connections and advice?  Apply via our Mentor Expression of Interest form


The New and Emerging Communities Leadership Program is funded by the Department of Premier and Cabinet