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Awards and recognition

Kids Thrive has been partnering with children since 2010. Over ten years we have had huge success in empowering kids to take creative, positive action in their communities. See our evaluation and research here.

We thank all organisations and individuals who have partnered with Kids Thrive on this journey. You can meet them all here.

Kids Thrive has had incredible feedback from those we've worked with and has received three major state and national awards.

Community Philanthropy Award - Philanthropy Australia

Kids Thrive is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded the inaugural Community Philanthropy Award by Philanthropy Australia.

Read all about the Australian Philanthropy Awards 2020.

The Kids Thrive child-led change strategy has again been recognised for promoting individual and community resilience, for building community connections and for supporting young people to thrive and contribute to society.

A virtual awards ceremony was held on Tuesday 17th November 2020. See Kids Thrive's acceptance video below.

We thank our funding partners, Geelong Community Foundation and Give Where you Live Foundation, for their support of the Kids as Catalysts program.

Bill Mithen, CEO, Give Where You Live Foundation

Gail Rodgers, CEO, Geelong Community Foundation

Improving Mental Wellbeing Award - VicHealth

Kids Thrive is incredibly proud to have been awarded for its commitment to the health of Victorians by winning the 2017 VicHealth Award for Improving Mental Wellbeing.

This award acknowledges the Kids as Cataysts program for its innovative approach to building children’s personal resilience, educational engagement and community connections, whilst engaging literacy, numeracy and teamwork skills.

Recognised for strengthening the connections between children and community groups, the program empowers children to become change-makers in their communities.

Read all about the awards ceremony here.

Schools First Seed Funding Award - NAB

Banyule Kids Thrive is a unique primary prevention program using songwriting and performance to support children in exploring creative approaches to transform challenges and obstacles into opportunities for growth.

Participation in the program has seen kids increase their personal expression, confidence, community trust and engagement.

Winner of the 2012 NAB Schools First Seed Funding award, the program has been recognised for bringing schools, community agencies, and community members together to support local kids to make positive, creative changes in their lives.

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