Australian Government Community Business Partnership Award

The Australian Government Community Business Partnership Award (the Award) was established in 2015 and provides an opportunity for Members of Parliament (MPs) and Senators to formally acknowledge the efforts of outstanding community and business partnerships. The Award can be used by MPs and Senators at their discretion in their local electorates or areas to recognise collaborative partnerships that:

  • achieve positive social outcomes
  • make significant contributions to the community, in time and/or effort
  • make a lasting impact on the community
  • identify good examples of working together to make a difference, addressing identified needs in the local community.

Australian Government Community Business Partnership Award 2017 certificate

MPs and Senators can distribute the Award at any time throughout the year, including during the Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week (the Week).

Community business partnerships play a significant role in Australian society and bring together community organisations with local businesses and philanthropists to help advance Australia’s culture of philanthropy and volunteering. The Week celebrates the ways in which partnerships between grassroots community groups and philanthropy build strong and vibrant places to live and work.

Case study: Launceston City Mission, Tasmania

Launceston City Mission was funded in the 2015 Week to provide two activities to celebrate their philanthropic partners.  They held a ‘behind the scenes’ tour as a means of thanking and engaging individual donors and the Fostering Better Futures luncheon to celebrate and acknowledge the role of institutional donors, encourage new partnerships and build awareness of City Mission services and the concept of philanthropy.

Further information on Launceston City Mission’s 2015 events is available.

The Week is an initiative of the Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership, which provides advice to Government on strategies to foster a culture of philanthropic giving, volunteering and investment in Australia.

Further information about the Award is available from the Department by emailing


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