Do you know an ACT community sector organisation, staff member or individual who deserves to be recognised?
Every two years we celebrate the local community sector with the ACT Community Sector Awards. These awards acknowledge the outstanding work done in the community sector by organisations and committed individuals.
The ACT Community Sector Awards will be announced at the awards night held on Friday 16 November 2018 during the 2018 ACTCOSS symposium “The Rights of Children and Young People: Raised Expectations – Raised Responsibilities”.
This year’s awards categories are:
- Gallagher Health & Wellbeing in the Workplace Award: This award recognises an organisation which has introduced a change aimed at improving the health of the workforce. This might be a physical activity, the sharing of stories, making time for laughter, actively encouraging work-life balance, or any activity aimed at supporting the physical, mental or emotional health of the work team.
- Excellence in Community Development Award: This award recognises outstanding work by an individual, team or organisation in community development – practices that mobilise and strengthen the skills and capacities of individuals, groups and communities that lead to sustainable benefits or improvements in people’s lives.
- Amplifying the Voice of Lived Experience Award: This award recognises outstanding work by staff and/or volunteers in community organisations in building lived experience and expertise into service design, program evaluation and/or advocacy. We will be looking for evidence that the nominee has promoted the wellbeing and agency of people sharing their lived experience, maximised systemic and advocacy outcomes, and provided an ethical framework for sharing insights and perspectives of people affected by injustice.
- Community Sector Banking Little Feet, Big Footprint Award: This award recognises a small organisation which is making a big impact in the community.
- ACT Community Love Your Work: This award provides everyone with an opportunity to recognise a community organisation, that they are not part of, for their valuable contribution to the community sector and our city and region.