AMP Capital – People’s Choice Community Changemakers Award


Nominations close 8 March



About the Award 

Two Awards determined by public online vote, showcasing:

  • A community organisation that is creating positive social or environmental change through a project and the funder that has helped make that change possible through grants and non-financial support. 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.
  • 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. This award highlights the positive outcomes made by a Māori community organisation themselves, irrespective of philanthropy and grantmakers.



  • 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

Community organisation:

  • 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.


Support materials

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.

Selection process

  • 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.




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