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Alliance Bank Do Good Awards

Recognising and celebrating good in our communities

2019 nominations now open! You could win $1,000

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.

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.

Do Good Community Award Nominees

NomineesNominated by
Jolene and Paul Adams Debb Oakely
Yvonne Anthoney Mark Scarborough
Brandon Aranyosi Sean O'Neill
Lisa Burns Mark Scarborough
Pat Cleggett Yvonne a\Armstrong
Brandon Dellow Jacqueline Bennett
Jo-ann Fitzsimmons Carolyn Roche
Gerry Gillespie Josie Grenfell
Jess Hunter Matt Sewell
Lauren Kelly Kerwen Clein
Lauren Kelly Allison Simons
Tim Lancaster Joanne Bransdon
Richard Lane Frank Sydney Rodrigues
Donna Lauder Stephanie Popovic
Bridget Lehane Kate Lehane
Ange Liston-McCaughley Naomi Glasson
Nick Losurdo Margaret Anne Hough
Lindsay O'Conner Rachel Margaret Russell
Rebecca Picone Jacqueline Bennett
Gerard Poll Jennifer Cavanagh
Yvette Denise Rydman Yvette Denise Rydman
Melina Skidmore Dennis Vassel
Share the Dignity Lynette Gordon
Sue White Sue White

Do Good Team Award Nominees

NomineesNominated by
Roger Van Cornewal & Robert Glenn - Mens Shed Bemboka Colleen Van Cornewal
Endeavour Industries Goulburn - Management Team Mark Fenton-Jones
MAGIC -  Multicultural Activity Group in Communities Yvonne Henderson
The Nassar Family - Cooma Evelyn Rohde
Southern Highlands Association of Women Heather Denman
he Community Chest Inc.  - Cooma Erika Leah Statham
The Janes Jennifer Szery
Wingecarribbee SES Unit Amanda Lawrence

Do Good Business Award Nominees

NomineesNominated by
Breakaway Tuition - Mittagong Alysha Griffiths
Beryl Women Inc - Womens Refuge Alison Goward
Michael Braddon - Peter Blackshaw Real Estate Melissa Ricketts
Cherished Pets Community Veterinary Care - Geelong Dr Alicia Kennedy
Capital Chemist - Charwood Samantha Kourtis
Dramatic Productions - Gungahlin Mark Scarborough
Fireside Inn - Goulburn Steven Kenneth Carney
Green Life Design Pty Ltd Christine Boucher
Kenshi Candles Tracey Collett
Post Crisis Support Group - Kristine Hewett Keron Beath
Little Waste Co. Josie Grenfell
Mark & the Bear Pty Ltd - Hill Top & Bargo Brendon Beavan
Matthew Coley Smith Manu Bandara
Isaac Delivers - Isacc Peel Sheree Henley
Robb Roofing & Consulting Carol Gutierrez

Congratulations everyone!

Finalists will be announced on December 3rd 2019.


Award categories

  • Do Good Community Award: acknowledges an outstanding community contribution by an individual.
  • Do Good Team Award: acknowledges an outstanding community contribution made by a team of two or more.
  • Do Good Business Award: acknowledges a business that has community purpose at the core of its strategy and delivers outcomes that enrich the social, economic or environmental wellbeing of a community.
  • Do Good Outstanding Achievement Award (judges nomination): 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 wellbeing of a community. Note, this award will be decided by the judges from the three categories of finalists.

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

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.

How it works

There are two key questions that form part of the online submission process:

  • Why are you nominating yourself or this person for a Do Good Award?
  • How has the nominee positively impacted the lives of others?

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.

Nominations close 1 November 2019.

Nomination criteria

Consideration of the following will be taken into account when assessing nominations:

  • Nature of the person’s exceptional achievement/s.
  • Impact the person has had, and the benefits they have provided to Alliance Bank members/or the local community.
  • Demonstrated advocacy, innovation or creativity.
  • Contribution to development of the community.

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 for their image and their story to be used in the awards promotional material.

Terms & Conditions

  • Only one prize of $1,000 is awarded per category including the Do Good Team Award.
  • Total prize pool $4,000.
  • The Outstanding Achievement Award winner will be selected by the judges from the finalists in the three Do Good Award categories.
  • Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Nominations close 1 November 2019.
  • Nominees announced 18 November 2019.
  • Finalists announced 3 December 2019.
  • Finalists must provide information that outlines their contribution and how it has positively impacted lives and/or their local community and consent to its use in promotional material.
  • Finalist stories will be featured on and on social media from early December to 31 January 2020.
  • Winners announced 3 February 2020.

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