2017 Philanthropy Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Nominations are now closed

Thanks to everyone who submitted nominations for the 2017 Australian Philanthropy Awards. The fate of the nominees is now with the judging panels. We wish you all the very best of luck! We welcome you to attend the Awards ceremony where the winners will be announced on Wednesday 5 April 2017. Event details will be available over the next few weeks.

What are the Australian Philanthropy Awards?

The 2017 Australian Philanthropy Awards recognise and celebrate recent extraordinary achievements in Australian philanthropy for work that is visionary, high impact and transformative.

The Awards, which honour the great achievements of so many who are working to create lasting and positive change, celebrate the work of our collective community and the impact of the many dedicated stakeholders involved that could never be achieved alone. 

Launched for the first time in 2014, the program has expanded in this third year to six categories: Leading Philanthropist, Best Large Grant, Best Small Grant, Environmental Philanthropy Award, Gender-wise Philanthropy Award and Indigenous Philanthropy Award.

What awards are offered?

§  Leading Philanthropist
§  Best Large Grant
§  Best Small Grant
§  Environmental Philanthropy Award
§  Gender-wise Philanthropy Award
§  Indigenous Philanthropy Award

For details about each Award and the selection criteria go to: http://www.philanthropy.org.au/awards/about/

Who is eligible to be nominated for an award?

Nominations are welcome from everyone. You may not nominate yourself, but you may nominate your organisation. Current staff and Council of Philanthropy Australia, partner organisation’s council and staff, and members of the Selection Panel are not eligible for nomination.

For full details of nominee eligibility, please see the individual award categories.

Do I have to be a Philanthropy Australia member to submit a nomination?

No – we welcome nominations from our Philanthropy Australia members and non-members, supporters and friends of our generous partner organisations.

How does the nomination process work?

Click on the webpage associated with the relevant award category, the online nomination form you are required to complete is embedded in the page. Please don’t complete the form until you’ve gathered all the materials you will need for the nomination. We advise that you save the content in a Word document prior to filling out the online form.

Please pay special attention to the instructions in the blue box for ‘things you should know’ before completing the nomination form.

Once your form is submitted, you will receive a confirmation message.

Nominations are due by the deadline on Monday, 13 February at 6pm AEDT.

What do you mean by ‘recent’ – what is the timeframe for the work being considered for any of the Awards?

One of the purposes of the Awards is to acknowledge recent outstanding work in philanthropy. To that end, the timeframe has been set broadly for activity in the past two to five years, which may include design, funding and/or delivery of impact during that time period.

How are the winners selected?

Each nomination will be reviewed by an honorary selection panel comprised of respected and qualified philanthropic leaders who are Philanthropy Australia Full Members and/or from our supporting partner organisations: Ninti One, AEGN and and AWDN.

The panels will review all nominations in March and select the winner in each award category. 

Nominees’ names will remain confidential and only successful recipients will be announced.

When will the Award recipients be announced?

Following the Philanthropy Australia AGM on Wednesday, 5 April 2017 the Australian Philanthropy Awards celebration will commence.  Philanthropy Australia members, supporting partners and members of the public are welcome to attend.  Further information will be published at the PA website in early 2017.

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