Colony 47 celebrates its national Human Rights Award and Tasmanian Community Achievement Awards in 2018
Over the past month, Colony 47 has been recognised as a semi-finalist by the Tas Community Achievement Awards and on Friday the 14 December, Colony 47 attended the national 2018 Human Rights Awards in Sydney as a Community Organisation Award finalists.
Such was the pride in her team, Colony 47 Housing Connect Front Door Coordinator Bella Fountain, undertook the extensive nomination process to acknowledge the important work they do every day.
“Our team help people apply for public housing, access support for private rentals, find a bed for the night and support people through very difficult times in their lives, it is important work and I am very proud of them”, said Ms Fountain.
Colony 47 Housing Connect was nominated for the Community Organisation Human Rights Award for being at the forefront of identifying and addressing the complex needs of socially isolated and vulnerable Tasmanians since 1973.
62 organisations from around the country were nominated for their valuable contribution to the community and Colony 47 Housing Connect are extremely proud to be recognised as one of the 5 finalists.
In addition to this incredible, national recognition, Colony 47 received three nominations for the Tasmanian Community Achievement Awards.
Winter Emergency Support Coordinator Christina Augustine, was a semi-finalist for the Heather & Christopher Chong Outstanding Achiever Award.
Housing Solutions Executive Manager Ndidi Okwechime was recognised as a semi-finalist for the valuable contribution to housing and homelessness services in Southern Tasmania.
Youth Solutions Executive Manager Glen O’Keefe also accepted the semi-finalist Community Group of the Year Award for The Kooparoona Niara Cultural Trail on behalf of Colony 47. The Kooparoona Niara Cultural Trail, runs along the banks of the Meander River in Deloraine, sharing and celebrating local Aboriginal culture and history with the community.
Colony 47 would like to congratulate all the nominees, semi-finalists and winners, who choose to commit themselves to making the world a better place.
And thank you to the Tasmanian Community Awards and Human Rights Awards for recognising our amazing organisation and the incredible work our people and our consumers do every day to make our community stronger.