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NSW Community and Social Justice Award

ACE NSW instituted this annual award in 2014 to recognise the work of individuals or organisations that best exemplify socially meaningful achievements, or play a significant role in promoting community and/or social justice in NSW.

The Community and Social Justice Award will be presented each year to recognise important work aimed at the changing the circumstances in which people are excluded, impoverished or disempowered.

Eligibility and criteria


The individual or organisation being nominated for the award should be engaged in the process of building a more just society and has:

  • worked effectively to change those social situations, public attitudes, structures or policies which cause people to be excluded, impoverished or disempowered
  • demonstrated an attitude of respect for the human dignity of all people
  • increased awareness, knowledge and experiential learning opportunities for students in relation to human rights, social justice, social action, community development and grassroots work.

Click here to download the nomination form.

Awardees
2015

St Vincents De Paul Society for the "Mini Vinnies" program;
Stuart House, Curl Curl

2014

Father David Smith, Rector, Holy Trinity Dulwich Hill
Brian Debus, for the establishment of the Menindee Method

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