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As a social enterprise, we’re all about doing good - that’s why we wanted to recognise and celebrate others who Do Good in our communities.

Nominations are now closed for the Alliance Bank Do Good Awards.

Do Good Awards 2018 Finalists 

The Awards provide the opportunity to celebrate the stories and wonderful contributions people in our communities make everyday to address social, environmental or community needs. 

Each of the Alliance Banks put the call out for nominations and the finalists from each have been determined. We will be bringing you the stories of our finalists in the coming weeks but for now they are:

Do Good Outstanding Achievement Award 

  • Tendayi Ganga for her extraordinary work championing social justice for women. 
  • Young Emily Patterson who single-handedly raised $46k for drought-affected farmers by holding a charity ball for 500 people.
  • Chris Riley, role model, fund raiser and volunteer with SES Brimabank Unit, Scouts and the Cancer Council.
  • Mark Freund for his selfless contribution to his community, and tireless work and determination to save the local rugby club.
  • Dr Tempe Adams who runs a human-wildlife conflict mitigation program in Botswana called Elephants without Borders.

Do Good Community Award 

  • Steve Neville for The Portable Bed Project that provides bedding solutions for homeless people.
  • Rebecca Picone for the Peace of Mind Foundation, a service that supports brain cancer patients and their families.
  • Isobella McGrath and BLOOD Hound Australia, which makes canine blood accessible to sick and injured dogs.
  • Alanna Davis for sharing her story as part of the ACT Health PARTY Program that educates students about drugs and road trauma.
  • Steven Granger, volunteer, fundraiser and community advocate.
  • Rodney South founder of the Highlands and Tablelands Truck Convoy that raises thousands every year for the local children’s hospital.

Do Good Business Award 

  • Nip Wijewickrema’s GG’s Flowers provides people with disability employment, skills and financial independence.
  • Harold Dimpel’s Rocket Remit enables low cost money transfers to families in developing countries.

Do Good Team Award 

  • The volunteers that drive the Waroona Senior Citizens Welfare Community Car, a service that takes locals to their medical appointments.
  • Diversity ACT Community Services, an unfunded volunteer driven service that works to support a strong and inclusive LGBTIQ community.
  • Friends of Wingecarribee Animal Shelter Committee for raising community awareness, providing support and finding new homes for animals in distress.
  • Volunteers at Highland FM 107.1 Community Radio for their commitment and dedication to keeping the local spirit of the community alive through music, local news and local promotion.
  Congratulations to the SERVICE ONE 2018 Do Good Award nominees!

Do Good Outstanding Achievement Award

  • Tendayi Ganga
  • Emily Patterson

Do Good Community Award

  • Alanna Davis
  • Emmaley Greene
  • Jody Lloyd and Cheryl Alcock
  • Isobella McGrath
  • Phillippa McNaught
  • Tendayi Ganga
  • John Mikita

Do Good Business Award

  • Rocket Remit
  • Charuni Weerasooriya
  • Nip Wijewickrema

Do Good Team Award

  • Diversity ACT Community Services

For a complete list of nominees visit the Alliance Bank Group website.

  Award information:

The Do Good Awards aim to acknowledge community members, Alliance Bank Partner Members and staff that have made an outstanding contribution and have positively impacted the lives of others and their community.

Award categories

This year's Awards will recognise even more achievement with two additional categories:

  • Do Good Outstanding Achievement Award: the highest honour that can be awarded to an individual, team or business - recognises their contribution to enriching the social, environmental, emotional, physical or economic well-being of a community.
  • Do Good Community Award: acknowledges an outstanding community contribution by an individual.
  • Do Good Business Award - new: acknowledges a business that has community purpose at the core of its strategy and delivers outcomes that enrich the social, economic or environmental well-being of a community.
  • Do Good Team Award - new: acknowledges an outstanding community contribution made by a team of two or more.

One prize of $1,000 will be awarded to the winner within each category.

Nominations closed 12 October 2018.

Recognising those that Do Good

The Awards provide the opportunity to share the stories and celebrate the wonderful contributions people in our communities make to address social, environmental or community needs.

Award criteria

  • Nominees will have made a significant contribution that has improved the lives of people in their local community.
  • Nominees are recognised as a role model by their peers and/or community.

You can nominate yourself or someone else.

How it works

Nominate yourself, a colleague or a member of your local community, complete the form and submit it online. Nominees will be notified by their local Alliance Bank to ensure they are happy being nominated and to share their story.

  Eligibility criteria:
  • Nominees must reside in an Alliance Bank Partner catchment or be nominated for a contribution to an Alliance Bank Partner local community. 
  • People can self nominate or nominate others.
  • Current Board members of mutuals operating as an Alliance Bank and local politicians are ineligible.
  • A person cannot receive a second award in the same award category in consecutive years.
  • Unsuccessful nominees may be re-nominated in subsequent years.
  • Awards will not be granted posthumously.
  • Nominees for the Do Good Business Award must hold an ABN or CAN.
  • Nominees for the Do Good Team Award must comprise of two or more people.
  • Finalists must provide consent and content for use in promotional material that outlines of their contribution and how it has positively impacted lives and/or the local community.
  Terms and Conditions:
  • Only one prize of $1,000 is awarded per category including the Do Good Team Award Total prize pool $4,000.
  • Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Nominations close 12 October 2018.
  • Nominees announced 29 October 2018.
  • Finalists announced 19 November 2018.
  • Finalists to provide consent and information for use in promotional material that outlines of their contribution and how it has positively impacted lives and / or the local community.
  • Finalist stories will be featured on from early December to 31 January 2019.
  • Winners announced 4 February 2019.


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