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Nominations open for Australian Philanthropy Awards 2021

June 07th, 2021

The Australian Philanthropy Awards, now in their seventh year, recognise and celebrate extraordinary achievements in contemporary philanthropy for work that is visionary, high impact and transformative.

The national awards also celebrate partnerships between philanthropy and for-purpose organisations and honour those who are working to create lasting, positive change.

Nominations are now open for the 2021 Awards, with nominations being accepted across nine different categories for philanthropic work that occurred prior to 31 December 2020:

  1. Leading Philanthropist
  2. Better Philanthropy Award
  3. Bolder Philanthropy Award
  4. Best Grant Program Award
  5. Community Philanthropy Award
  6. Environmental Philanthropy Award
  7. Gender-wise Philanthropy Award
  8. Indigenous Philanthropy Award
  9. International Philanthropy Award

Philanthropy Australia CEO, Jack Heath, is encouraging those in the philanthropic and social change sector to submit a nomination and help shine a spotlight on the incredible achievements and impact of philanthropy and partnerships.

“The relationship between philanthropy and community is vitally important, and the criticality of that relationship has been amplified through the unparalleled circumstances of the past year,” Mr Heath said.

“We saw a phenomenal, reflexive and innovative response to the challenges thrown up by 2020, and the 2021 Awards are an opportunity to recognise the incredible work that was delivered last year, to showcase the genuine impact and transformative power of philanthropy and partnerships, and celebrate the joy of giving.”

Nominations are open at and close 5pm Friday 9 July.

Recipients will be announced in a celebration ceremony on Tuesday 16 November.

The 2021 Australian Philanthropy Award categories are presented in partnership with: Australian Communities Foundation, Australian Community Philanthropy, Australian Council for International Development, Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network, Australian International Development Network, Australians Investing in Women, the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal, the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, and Ninti One Limited.

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