Purpose of the Awards
The Awards aim to:
Recognise the contribution of individuals and teams working in areas that encourage active ageing and wellbeing in Local Government and their Council
• Advance innovation and leadership in the provision of active ageing and wellbeing
• Promote high standards in the design and delivery of Local Government programs and projects that promote active ageing and wellbeing
The categories offered are:
• Outstanding Program or Project – Grant based (externally funded)
• Outstanding Program or Project – Non grant (Council funded)
Programs or projects nominated for these awards must have been developed and implemented for an ageing population, younger people (under 65 years) and those with a disability to help them to lead full and satisfying lives. The program or project can also be an initiative which has brought about a significant service improvement by using an innovative approach that has helped people in these groups to actively age and maintain their wellbeing. As some Councils were not able to implement new programs or projects due to the pandemic, scope of initiatives nominated can include existing programs or projects that Councils have adapted in response to and recovery from COVID-19. Projects that have been implemented and have defined outcomes can be nominated. If your project does not have defined outcomes, it may be too soon to nominate, and you might consider holding off until next year. Defined outcomes are favoured by the judges, and projects without measurable outcomes generally do not score well.
The awards are not restricted to those working in aged and disability services and are open to anyone working towards improved outcomes for older, young people (under 65 years) and those with a disability.
Please download and read the Invitation to Nominate before nominating. This document contains the questions that you must answer as part of your online nomination.
Winning Councils will be announced at the Active Ageing & Wellbeing Awards Dinner to follow the Seminar on Thursday 16 September at Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne.