HART Awards Finalist

The Mullagh Wills Foundation ‘Journey to the MCG’ project has been recognised by Reconciliation Victoria and the Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA) as a finalist in this year’s Community HART (Helping Achieve Reconciliation Together) Awards.

The Journey to the MCG project is one of four finalists’ in the Small Community Organisation/Group Award, along with the Phoenix FM – Koori Shout-Out, Tarerer Gunditj Project Association Inc. – Tarerer Festival “Sharing Culture’ and the Warrnambool Community Garden Inc. – Indigenous recognition seat.

“We are thrilled to be nominated as a finalist in these very special awards and believe it is wonderful recognition of this important project which involved ten municipalities and their communities from Western Victoria through to Melbourne during 2016 and of our key purpose of reconciliation through sport,” said Mullagh Wills Foundation Chair, Jane Nathan.

The Awards ceremony to announce the winners will be held on Friday June 2, during Reconciliation Week, at the Koorie Heritage Trust in Melbourne.

About the HART Awards

The Community HART Awards, now in their fourth year, recognise local governments and community organisations that are advancing reconciliation in Victoria.

Reconciliation Victoria and the Victorian Local Governance Association present the awards, with support from Bank Australia and LGV.

An award ceremony will be held during Reconciliation Week at the Koorie Heritage Trust in Federation Square where winners will receive a prize in addition to the awardThe community organisation winner will also be awarded $1000 to support their reconciliation initiatives.

The Awards recognise Victorian partnerships and initiatives that contribute to  reconciliation outcomes at a local level.  Nominations should be for initiatives that demonstrate Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people working together, and initiatives that have contributed to relationships, respect and understanding.

For more details and a bio on the 14 finalists in the three categories please visit the Reconciliation Victoria website click here