AMP Capital Peoples’ Choice for a Community Changemaker Award

Nominations have now closed.

The AMP Capital People’s Choice for a Community Changemaker award has been created to recognise a New Zealand individual and a project they have led, that has achieved positive change with the support of philanthropic funding. This award aims to celebrate the positive outcomes of the partnerships between these individuals/groups and those who fund them.

It is hoped that members of Philanthropy NZ will use this award as an opportunity to highlight a successful project they have funded that demonstrates impactful and thoughtful philanthropy at its best.


  • Nominations are welcomed from Philanthropy New Zealand members only.
  • Nominees do not have to be members of Philanthropy New Zealand.
  • You are unable to nominate yourself as an individual but you are welcome to nominate a project you have supported.
  • Current staff, board members and the Awards Committee of Philanthropy New Zealand are not eligible for nomination.
  • All nominations will remain confidential and only successful finalists will be announced.

Selection criteria

  • Evidence that this project has achieved positive change, in part due to the funding partnerships and other contributions from philanthropy.
  • Clear reasoning for why this project was started and why it required funding.
  • How the funding helped bring about the change and success of the project.
  • Someone who has shown outstanding commitment to engaging with their funders for the project’s success.
  • Shown to utilise tools and strategies while working in partnership with funders, community groups and individuals etc. to get the project complete.

Support materials

All nominations for AMP Capital Peoples’ Choice for a Community Changemaker Award are asked to submit the following supporting documentation;


  • Photo of nominee(s) (300dpi)
  • Short biography (200 – 300 words)
  • Reference to support the reasons for the nomination


  • Short video (3 minutes maximum)
  • Additional references and supporting materials
  • Additional photos of their work

Selection process

Submissions will be reviewed by the Awards Committee in April 2017.
Finalists will be contacted and announced in April.
Finalists will then go to public vote to determine the winner.
All finalists will be asked to attend the AMP Capital Cocktail Party at the Philanthropy Summit 2017 on Thursday 11 May, where the winner will be announced.
In the instance a finalist is unable to attend the Cocktail Party, they will be asked to nominate a representative to accept the award on their behalf should they be successful.

Award sponsor


Thank you to AMP Capital, sponsor for this award.