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Reconciliation Australia is calling for applications for the Indigenous Governance Awards 2014, an opportunity to share success stories from Indigenous communities and organisations around Australia and showcase how Indigenous people are driving change at a ground level.
The national awards highlight success in Indigenous Australia; strong leadership, good management, effective partnerships and brave, creative thinking. The awards have been running since 2005 and are now run every two years.
The are two award categories:
There is a total of $60,000 in prize money as part of the Indigenous Governance Awards. The winners in each category will receive $20,000 to assist their organisation, project or initiative. The highly commended winners in each category will each be awarded $10,000.
Additionally, all finalists receive an awards package comprising:
'In 2014, we want to see applications from organisations and projects that are making a difference in a similar way, through innovation, leadership and community engagement,' said Chief Executive of Reconciliation Australia, Leah Armstrong. 'Ultimately, good governance is the cornerstone of self-determination and we want to see organisations, projects or initiatives get the recognition they deserve.'
Source: Pro Bono Australia, Reconciliation Australia