Border Trust 2018 Big Give Program

Thanks John Chanter & the Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Program for being a part of the Big Give in May 2018.  It was inspiring hearing a little of how the contribution from the Albury Northside Chamber of Commerce enabled John to participate in the program & of the personal and broader community benefits to come from it.  “What AVCLP Means To Me” video here







The 2017 part scholarship offered by the Albury Northside Chamber of Commerce to an aspiring or emerging business leader from Albury has been awarded to John Chanter. Congratulations!

John is a journalist for the Border Mail who lives in East Albury with his wife and daughters.  He is excited about the opportunities to develop his confidence in approaching and engaging one-on-one with new people through the 2017-2018 Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Program.

He hopes to build a new network with people from across the region from diverse backgrounds and industries and to learn skills and techniques to successfully negotiate and debate his views about community.  We look forward to sharing John’s journey and learnings throughout the program. Photo


Good for Business l Good for Community
Future Leaders Scholarship

The ANCC Future Leaders Scholarship program is an initiative of the Albury Northside Chamber of Commerce and its members through the contribution of a percentage of its membership funds. We believe that to build a strong business community that contributes to a vibrant local region, as an organisation we should foster strong leadership that is innovative, resilient and connected.

To help achieve this end, each year ANCC will offer one emerging and aspiring business leader from our local community the opportunity for a scholarship to take part in an intensive leadership course with the Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Program.

The Scholarship Recipient will receive mentorship, learning and development opportunities and build strong connections through collaboration with others.

Download Flyer – AVCLP ANCC Future Leaders scholarship flyer Mar17



Applicants are to apply directly with AVCLP. Please visit to contact the AVCLP directly through the “apply now” button. You will be provided with the required application form and all relevant information.

Applications close on the 13th June 2017.

The 2017-2018 Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Program commences on the 21st July 2017.

Contact Border Trust for further information at  or (02) 60513 349.


Our aim is to support the development of emerging leaders in the local Albury/Wodonga region, who have a passion for our local region and aim to continue to live, study and/or work here.

This will ensure that those emerging leaders with both a passion and commitment to contributing to the vitality and success of business and local communities will be given the opportunity to grow and prosper.

Good for Business. Good for Community.


Vision:                 Empowering people to shape their communities’ future


  • Provide the Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Program, an experience and skills based program that enhances the leadership capacity of people and organisations in North East Victoria and Border regions.
  • Develop a range of leadership programs and workshops in response to community needs.
  • Develop and strengthen regional community leadership networks.
  • Promote community conversations about issues affecting the region.
  • Enable people to make a difference and enhance their contribution to community.

Future Leaders Scholarship

The inaugural Young Business Leaders Scholarship of $2,000 was awarded in 2015  to  Matthew Leeworthy to undertake “Leadership Training Courses “ in 2016.

Andrea Grimmond (ANCC) & Matthew Leeworthy ANNC Young Business Leader Grant Recipient copy

Nov 2015: ANCC Board Member, Andrea Grimmond Congratulates Matt Leeworthy as recipient of the Inaugural Good For Business – Good For Community “Future Leaders” Scholarship

2015: Border Trust welcomes the community investment partnership with the Albury Northside Chamber of Commerce  (ANCC) which is  Good for Business l Good for Community. ( media story)

The ANCC and its members wish to support the Albury Wodonga community by providing opportunities to encourage emerging young business leaders to continue to live, work or study in the region. The Future Leaders Scholarship is available annually  to help emerging young professionals develop their skill sets through a variety of measures, from workplace training, mentoring, leadership programs, education and other needs young people in business may have to get ahead.