20 June 2012
Wellington Airport, in partnership with Wellington Community Trust, and the five local councils have joined together to recognise the work carried out by community groups in the wider Wellington region. The focus of the Awards is to reward the valuable contribution made by volunteers.
- Any not-for-profit group or organisation working in the interests of the community is eligible
- An individual may nominate an organisation of which they are a member
- The Awards are designed to recognise past achievements
- The awards donot exclude community groups who use professionals to support the delivery of services undertaken by volunteers
Key factors considered during judging are:
- Volunteer input
- Utilisation of resources
- Innovation and creativity
- Effectiveness of activities
- Impact within the community
Nominations to be submitted under one of the following categories:
- HERITAGE & ENVIRONMENT
- HEALTH & WELLBEING
- ARTS & CULTURE
- SPORT & LEISURE
- EDUCATION & CHILD/YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
Nominations must be made on a copy of the official form or by completing the online form . Additional supporting information may be supplied. A judging panel in each of the five local councils will select category winners who will receive $500 and a certificate. From these category winners, one overall winner for that area will also be selected, receiving an additional $500 and certificate. These awards will be announced and presented at a Mayoral function.
The category winners from each of the council areas will be invited to the regional awards function at Wellington Airport. Before the event, a judging panel will select a winner from each category. These winners receive a further $500 and a framed certificate. These awards will be announced and presented at the Wellington Airport function.
Also at this awards function the five overall winners selected at the council judging, will make a short presentation about their organisation. A judging panel will select a supreme winner from these 5 presentations. The supreme winner will receive $1000, a framed certificate, and a trophy that is held for one year. The supreme winner will represent the region at the TrustPower National Awards to be held in early 2013.
Hutt City: Candy Murison, Community Development, Hutt City Council, Private Bag 31912, Lower Hutt 5040, Ph 570 6900 – email firstname.lastname@example.org
Kapiti: Tracey Ferry, Corporate Services, Kapiti Coast District Council, Private Bag 60-601, Paraparaumu 5254, Ph 04 296 4893 – email email@example.com
Porirua: Seanoa Faraimo, Community Development Officer, Porirua City Council, PO Box 50-218, Porirua 5240, Ph 237 1503 – email SFaraimo@pcc.govt.nz
Upper Hutt: Kim Cheeseman, Community Services, Upper City Council, Private Bag 907, Upper Hutt 5140, Ph 527 2792 – email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wellington: Mark Farrar , City Communities and Grants, Wellington City Council, PO Box 2199, Wellington 6140, Ph 803 8525 – email email@example.com
If you require more information please contact:
- Wellington Community Trust: Frances Russell Ph 499 7966 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Wellington Airport: Jo Maxwell Ph 385 5104 or email Jo.Maxwell@wellingtonairport.co.nz