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 have been actively working in the community sector (paid or unpaid) between 1 May 2016 and 4 August 2017.

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

Nominations must demonstrate the following:

  • be an Australian not-for-profit organisation, network or individual currently operating within or engaged with the community sector
  • have provided an outstanding and inspirational contribution towards systemic change in public policy, service systems or service delivery through advocacy or influence
  • have demonstrated courage, determination and leadership in bringing about social change
  • work in partnership with individuals, groups or communities.