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The HESTA Community Sector Awards recognise outstanding service provision, advocacy and leadership in improving the lives of people who rely on access to the services of this sector.

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Winners of the 2018 HESTA Community Sector Awards have been announced

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Awards Dinner

The 2018 Awards dinner was held in Sydney on October 29 2018.

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Prizes

Winners will share a $30,000 prize pool, courtesy of proud Awards sponsor ME- the bank for you.

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Nominations now closed

The HESTA Community Sector Awards will return in 2019.

Award categories

Unsung Hero

An individual working within the community sector who has made an exceptional contribution to social justice in Australia by enhancing the wellbeing of individuals or communities experiencing disadvantage.

Eligibility criteria

Outstanding Organisation

An organisation which has made an outstanding contribution to social justice in Australia through the development or provision of a high quality and innovative program, project or specific service.

Eligibility criteria

Social Impact

An individual, organisation or network that has made an outstanding contribution to social justice in Australia through policy development, advocacy, leadership or representation.

Eligibility criteria

Who can enter?

 

Australia’s community sector contributors are at the forefront of caring for and providing support to members of the community who experience disadvantage, discrimination, exclusion and hardship.

Colleagues, community sector professionals, volunteers and community sector contributors can nominate a special individual or team who has made a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged Australians. Everyone involved in the delivery of community services can nominate, or be nominated in accordance with the terms and conditions.

 

 

Recognition

Every person or organisation nominated will receive a certificate in recognition of their contributions.

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Acknowledgment

Finalists receive two tickets to attend the Awards dinner.

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Reward

Overall winners share in a $30,000 prize pool, courtesy of proud Awards sponsor ME- the bank for you.

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2019

The HESTA Community Sector Awards will return in 2019.

2018 winners

Outstanding Organisation

VisAbility Ltd was recognised for developing an innovative model of remote orientation and mobility services to people who are blind or vision impaired.

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Social Impact

End Rape On Campus Australia was recognised for advocating to end sexual violence at universities and residential colleges by providing direct support to survivors and their advocates.

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Unsung Hero

Sue Miers was recognised for her voluntary work supporting families struggling to manage and understand Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.

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Social Impact

End Rape On Campus Australia

 

Finalists

Anglicare WA

Anglicare Victoria Rapid Response

Jesuit Social Services

 

Outstanding Organisation

VisAbility Ltd

 

Finalists

Home-Start National Inc

Women's Property Initiatives

Youth Involvement Council

Unsung Hero

Sue Miers

 

Finalists

Noelene Jorgensen

Social Impact

Community Legal Centres Queensland

 

Finalists

Blind Citizens Australia

Good Pitch Australia

Jesuit Social Services

WIRE Women's Information

Outstanding Organisation

WEstjustice

 

Finalists

Good Shepherd Microfinance

Little Dreamers Australia

Orange Sky Australia

Puuya Foundation

Unsung Hero

Jenny Glare

 

Finalists

Simone Nicole Baird

Margaret Jorgensen

Elizabeth Serpell

Edward Thomson

Social Impact

Women with Disabilities Victoria

 

Finalists

Advocare Incorporated

Fitted for Work

Justice Connect Not-for-profit Law 

Unsung Hero 

Anne Mitchell 

 

Finalists

Dr Claire Jones

Janne Bidenko 

Ronald Briggs 

Outstanding Organisation

Arts Project Australia 

 

Finalists

Communicare Inc. 

Youth Involvement Council 

SHINE for Kids Cooperative Ltd

 

 

 

 

2018

Relive the excitement of the 2018 HESTA Community Sector Awards dinner.
Montage of award night