Social Impact

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

Who is eligible?

The individual, organisation, or network must be actively working in the community sector (paid or unpaid) within Australia.

Nominated organisations or networks must list an individual leader on the nomination form- this person will represent the organisation or network.

Nominations must demonstrate all of the following:

  • A description of the outstanding and inspirational contribution towards systemic change in public policy, service systems or service delivery through advocacy or influence
  • A description of challenges faced and how the individual, organisation or network has demonstrated courage, determination and leadership in bringing about social change
  • A description on how the nominee works in partnership with individuals, groups or communities
  • A description of how the prize money will enhance or assist in the professional development of the individual, organisation or network, or how it will further develop services in the workplace.