Congratulations to all of our 2022 Finalists. 

2022 Building Communities Award

Finalists.

Get to know the businesses working to make a positive impact on culture and society so people from all walks of life can thrive as part of a supportive community.

2022 Building Communities Finalists

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VIC|Finalist

Building Communities Award

#gokindly

#GoKindly is a bed and bath brand with a social conscience that's passionate about creating a kinder world for women. It produces hotel quality bedding, with the proceeds being used to support women experiencing homelessness.

NSW|Finalist

Building Communities Award

10x10 Philanthropy

10x10 Philanthropy is a global movement of passionate volunteers who raise funds, awareness and support for social purpose organisations. It runs events around the world to help those organisations network and gain funding.

ACT|Finalist

Building Communities Award

Abilities Unlimited Australia

Abilities Unlimited Australia is a not for profit organisation in Canberrra that takes an evidence-based, community-driven approach to support additional needs children to confidently engage in sporting and recreational activities.

QLD|Finalist

Building Communities Award

Ability Enterprises

Ability Enterprises is a not-for-profit social enterprise that provides meaningful employment opportunities to disabled and other marginalised individuals living in regional Queensland.

VIC|Finalist

Building Communities Award

Accessible Accommodation

Accessible Accommodation aims to make accessible travel the norm, not the exception, by connecting travellers with disabilities to accommodation that is truly accessible, enabling them to explore Australia and beyond, with confidence and peace of mind.

SA|Finalist

Building Communities Award

Advance Behavioural Training

Advance Behavioural Training is a dog owner’s best friend. From structured behavioural training to socialisation therapy, grooming services and a Doggy Day Care centre, it makes dog training a walk in the park.

SA|Finalist

Building Communities Award

Alchemy Light Studio

Alchemy Light Studio offers Lighting Design and Consultancy Services for the Architectural and Design market who want to achieve functional, beautiful and quality design solutions sustainably and efficiently.

NT|Finalist

Building Communities Award

AUSSIE POTZ

Established by Deidre Edward, Aussie Potz focuses on teaching the ceramics craft and promoting the therapeutic benefits of working with clay to enhance personal wellbeing.

SA|Finalist

Building Communities Award

Australian Native Food Co.

The Australian Native Food Co. knows the value of Australia’s local food and is bursting to share it. It offers a wide range of pantry staples, aroma and body products, celebrating in the unique spirit of native ingredients.

TAS|Finalist

Building Communities Award

Bridgewater Police & Community Youth Club

Bridgewater Police and Community Youth Club is passionate about empowering its diverse community. Its dedicated support programs are shaped to meet the most pressing local needs, build resilience, and enhance opportunities.

VIC|Finalist

Building Communities Award

Commonfolk Coffee Company

Commonfolk roasts the good stuff. This coffee roaster and café creates spaces for the community to eat, drink, caffeinate and be merry, with coffee fairly sourced from its long-term partnerships around the globe.

VIC|Finalist

Building Communities Award

Cyber Safety Project

The Cyber Safety Project empowers young Australians to manage their cyber safety and digital wellbeing. The project equips teachers with the tools to educate students on online safety, while also engaging the community.

ACT|Finalist

Building Communities Award

EMPLOY FOR ABILITY

Employ for Ability is an innovative social purpose business focused on improving the employment rate of people on the autism spectrum, one placement at a time. By doing so, Employ for Ability seeks to change the conversation from disability to ability.

NSW|Finalist

Building Communities Award

Enunciate Speech & OT Services

Enunciate Speech Pathology and Occupational Therapy is a practice with a special touch. Using personalised therapy approaches in a range of speech areas, the practice offers a supportive environment for clients and families.

SA|Finalist

Building Communities Award

Foil Me

Founded in 2014 by spouses Iliano and Emily Ciardiello, Foil Me is an Adelaide based company creating innovative tools for hair professionals to ensure a more enjoyable experience for both colourist and client.

SA|Finalist

Building Communities Award

Game Lobby Pty Ltd

Game Lobby is Adelaide Hills' home of entertainment, bringing Laser Tag, Virtual Reality, arcade games, great food, and more to the community in an inclusive and comfortable environment people of any age can enjoy.

QLD|Finalist

Building Communities Award

GO2 HEALTH

Go2 Health is a multi-modality clinic making good health accessible for everyone – especially Veterans. It runs Go2 Veterans, a program for ex-military wellness, ensuring they are noticed and acknowledged for their service.

VIC|Finalist

Building Communities Award

Guidestar

Guidestar works with individuals to realise potential and attain optimal wellbeing. It provides tailored support for people and organisations within the disability, mental health, community services and corporate sectors.

NT|Finalist

Building Communities Award

Ikuntji Artists Aboriginal Corporation

Established in 1992, Ikuntji Artists was the first art centre established by women in the Western Desert Art Movement. Today Ikuntji Artists are represented in galleries and institutions in Australia and around the world.

VIC|Finalist

Building Communities Award

Jaramer Pty Ltd

Jaramer Legal is a national, majority-Indigenous-owned law firm offering a suite of commercial and legal services. It prides itself on delivering client-tailored legal services through a unique, culturally sensitive lens.

NSW|Finalist

Building Communities Award

LIFESTYLE TRADIE GROUP

Established in 2009 by Andy and Angela Smith, Lifestyle Tradies is an organisation committed to educating and supporting tradies in realising their dreams of successful business ownership.

VIC|Finalist

Building Communities Award

Little Dreamers

Little Dreamers cares for Australia's young carers. Its team of dedicated staff and volunteers help improve the quality of life for young people who provide unpaid care to family members dealing with disability, illness, or addiction.

TAS|Finalist

Building Communities Award

Martin’s Eyecare

Martin’s Eyecare sees optometry differently. Since 2009, it has provided bespoke eyecare services to the Glenorchy community, and values classic eyewear that isn’t about a brand name, rather a true representation of wearer.

NSW|Finalist

Building Communities Award

MyMuse

MyMuse is changing the way businesses respond to cancer by providing holistic and co-designed programs to improve individual wellbeing and return to work rates during the cancer journey. It was founded by Nikki Shah, who lost her partner to cancer.

ACT|Finalist

Building Communities Award

NatureArt Lab

NatureArt Lab is a natural science art and illustration organisation. It promotes greater community engagement in the natural world via nature-art immersion tours, environmental advocacy and citizen science.

TAS|Finalist

Building Communities Award

New Chapter Support Pty. Ltd.

New Chapter is driven to redefine disability support delivery. A registered NDIS provider, its team challenge old solutions and champion new ideas, in turn empowering people with disabilities to enhance their quality of life.

NT|Finalist

Building Communities Award

North East Arnhem Land Aboriginal Corporation

North-East Arnhem Land Aboriginal Corporation strives to advance the condition and welfare of Indigenous people. Focused on developing a local indigenous workforce, the 26 Traditional Owner Clan Groups from North East Arnhem Land are members.

TAS|Finalist

Building Communities Award

Optimum Standard

Optimum Standard flourishes in the in-between, tracking the messy process from idea to competitive edge. Its roots in agribusiness, the team strives to build better futures for Tasmanian businesses in every sector.

SA|Finalist

Building Communities Award

Over the Edge Sports Melrose

Over the Edge is a mountain bike shop, cafe and store focussed on promoting the region and cycling tourism by ensuring customers always have the right bike and know the right trails for their ability.

ACT|Finalist

Building Communities Award

PROXIMITY

Proximity brings together consulting, legal and commercial to work in collaboration with clients. A multidisciplinary approach takes clients further and enables the delivery of extraordinary and impactful solutions.

NSW|Finalist

Building Communities Award

RENEW IT PTY LTD

Renew IT helps businesses achieve their carbon zero goals, by buying back redundant IT hardware. The hardware either finds a new home or is broken down responsibly, giving companies a return on IT without compromising data.

NT|Finalist

Building Communities Award

SUPPORTING MOO

Supporting Moo is an NDIS provider based in Darwin providing support coordination and direct supports to children and young people founded by Territorian Jodi Brown.

QLD|Finalist

Building Communities Award

The Trustee for McCartney Family Funerals Trust

McCartney Family Funerals is in the business of caring. Established in 2018, the team takes a family-first, community-led approach to crafting considered services for grieving loved ones.

NSW|Finalist

Building Communities Award

Vegepod

Vegepod gives everyone the chance to grow their own food at home. Using its raised garden bed kit, gardeners can control growth and quality in a self-watering environment that is protected from pests.

QLD|Finalist

Building Communities Award

YOU CHOOSE - YOUTH ROAD SAFETY LTD

You Choose Youth Road Safety has one clear purpose: change Australia’s driving culture. After losing their son in a road crash, Founders Melissa and Peter McGuiness engage young people to take more accountability on the road.

Explore other category Finalists.

Progressing Australia

Accelerating Women

Championing Health

Building Communities

Indigenous Excellence

Embracing Innovation

Promoting Sustainability

Outstanding Growth

Key dates.

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State Winner Notification

February 2022

State Winners will be announced in February.

National Gala Event

April 2022

National Awards Gala event held in Sydney. Winners will be announced in each category. As well as the National Winner for Progressing Australia.


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