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Victorian Community Sector Awards


Thursday, 23rd September 2010 at 1:00 pm
Staff Reporter
Victoria’s most innovative community organisations were recognised with an inaugural Victorian Community Sector Award announced at the 2010 Think Innovation Summit in Melbourne.

Thursday, 23rd September 2010
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Victorian Community Sector Awards
Thursday, 23rd September 2010 at 1:00 pm

Victoria’s most innovative community organisations were recognised with an inaugural Victorian Community Sector Award announced at the 2010 Think Innovation Summit in Melbourne.

Presenting the awards at Docklands, Minister for Community Development Lily D’Ambrosio said all 12 finalists highlighted the outstanding contribution community sector organisations made to the lives of all Victorians.

D’Ambrosio says Victoria has one of the strongest community sectors in the country, with over 120,000 Not for Profit organisations that touch on almost every aspect of community life – from education and the environment, across health and social services, to religion and sport.

She says the inaugural Victorian Community Sector Awards recognise that these organisations are skilled, responsive to the needs of the community, are valued by Government and are going about their activities in a truly innovative way.

The award categories included organisations using new approaches to managing administrative and compliance issues as well as new approaches to workforce challenges.

The Brumby Labor Government’s 2010 Community Sector summit was attended by representatives from more than 195 community sector organisations.

The winners are:

 

 

Organisation     

 

Location

New approaches to managing administrative or compliance tasks

Winner

Inner East Community Health Service and 
Melbourne City Mission (partnership)

Richmond

Finalists

Ausdance Vic Inc

Collingwood

 

Disability Knowledge Network (DK Net)

Colac

 

New approaches to workforce challenges

Winner

Inner East Community Health Service

Hawthorn

Finalists

Gippsport

Newborough

 

Sandybeach Centre

Sandringham

 

New approaches to partnerships with philanthropy and business

Winner

Eastern Disability Access Resource

Bulleen

Finalists

Gateway Community Health

Wodonga

 

Women’s Health Victoria

Melbourne

 

New ways to engage with the local community

Winner

SecondBite

Kensington

Finalists

Footscray Community Arts Centre

Footscray

 

Mission Australia, Charcoal Lane project

Melbourne

 




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