The School for Social Entrepreneurs – an Australian not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the development and increased capacity of social entrepreneurs – has been awarded the inaugural Macquarie Social Innovation Award for 2010. The $100,000 grant is designed to recognise and reward an Australian organisation or program aimed at meeting local social needs by offering inventive solutions. The Award is presented bi-annually.
The finalists include –
· CuriousWorks – a media arts organisation using digital technology to reflect the lives of people living in marginalised communities
· Fair Business – a not-for-profit that provides training, support and employment opportunities for the long-term unemployed or disadvantaged
· KidsXpress – an expressive therapy program to help resolve traumatic childhood experiences
· Many Rivers Opportunities – a not-for-profit microenterprise organisation providing finance to marginalised, regional Australians to help them build a sustainable business
· Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation, Brisbane – through its Centre for Online Health, the hospital is now one of the largest providers of paediatric telemedicine in the world
· Summer Foundation – a community organisation dedicated to resolving the issue of young people living in nursing homes
Macquarie’s Australian Social Innovation Award judging panel comprised David Clarke - Chair of the Macquarie Group Foundation; Geoff Mulgan - Director of the Young Foundation UK and Chair, Involve UK; Peter Shergold - CEO, Centre For Social Impact, Macquarie Group Foundation Professor and Julie White - Head, Macquarie Group Foundation.
Feb. 11, 2011
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