PUBLIC VOTING HAS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT THE DIRECT CAPITAL COCKTAIL AND AWARD PARTY ON 16 MAY 2019.
These awards have been created to recognise New Zealand projects that have achieved positive change
This year TWO AWARDS will be determined by public online vote, showcasing:
- A community organisation creating positive social or environmental change through a project and the funder that has helped make that change possible.
- The outstanding achievement of rōpū Māori. This acknowledges a kaupapa Māori organisation run by, and for, Māori, who are achieving extraordinary positive change in their community.
We’re delighted to present the following six finalists. Voting has now closed and the winner will be announced on 16 May
The Kaupapa Māori Organisation People’s Choice nominees are:
|Launched in 2009, WhyOra is a Taranaki organisation dedicated to boosting the number of Māori working in health. The organisation has an objective to increase the number of Māori working in the health sector.||Hikurangi Huataukina Trust (HHT) supports community-led economic development in the communities between Waipiro Bay and Rangitukia and other parts of the East Coast.||TUIA is a kaupapa that supports the leadership development and capacity of young Māori in communities throughout New Zealand.|
The Community Organisation People’s Choice nominees are:
Life to the Max
|Wellington-based Kaibosh was New Zealand’s first food rescue organisation. Their vision is to have Zero Food Poverty, and Zero Food Waste. Kaibosh link the food industry with community groups that support people in need. Over the last year Kaibosh has rescued and redistributed enough food to provide over 708,000 meals.||Life To The Max Whanganui is a social work practise-based Police Youth Development Programme. It started in 1999 after a group of people from the Whanganui community became concerned about the increasing rate of local youth offending. This group identified the need for a preventive “Youth At Risk” initiative.||RAW (Reclaiming Another Woman) has a mission to surround disadvantaged women emerging from an incarcerated environment with all the skills, confidence, and support they need to turn a life of crime into a life of promise.|
- 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.
- Evidence that this project has achieved positive change, in part due to the funding partnerships and other contributions from philanthropy
- Clear reasoning why this project was started and why it required funding
- How the funding helped bring about the change and success of the project.
Kaupapa Māori community organisation:
- Evidence that this project has achieved positive change
- Clear reasoning why this project was started
- How it has helped bring about change.
All nominations for AMP Capital People’s Choice 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.
- Submissions will be reviewed by the Awards Committee in March 2019
- Finalists will be contacted and announced in early April
- Finalists will then go to public vote to determine the winner in April
- All finalists will be asked to attend the AMP Capital Cocktail Party at the Philanthropy Summit 2019 on Thursday 16 May, where the winner will be announced. If a finalist is unable to attend the Cocktail Party, they can send a representative.