In 2017 groups can only apply for Connections Awards (Connections with People, Connections with Place and Connections with Greenspace). You may apply for more than one award by filling out an application form for each award separately. Groups cannot apply for the Major Health and Happiness Award, this award winner will be chosen by members of the review panel from all the applications submitted.
Recognising projects that bring people together, increase social connections and provide a sense of belonging within their community.
Recognising projects that provide equitable access to resources and services, provide a sense of place and are culturally inclusive.
Recognising projects that are environmentally friendly and have a positive environmental impact on their town.
Take a look at what other towns are doing and how their actions are enhancing the overall health and happiness of their communities.
Cooloola Coast Medical Transport are a wonderful community organisation based in Tin Can Bay that transports frail, aged and disabled residents of Cooloola Coast with non-urgent medical issues to health services. The group formed when community members realised there was no public transport for people in their area to access […]
Brekky Sessions is another great example of a community project eligible to nominate for a ‘connections between people’ award as they organise and run social activities that connect people around local needs. “Brekky Sessions” is a new initiative run by United Synergies in the Sunshine Coast and Gympie area. The […]
Maroochydore Men’s Shed is another great example of an organisation who could potentially nominate for a Healthy Towns award. In just over three years Maroochydore Men’s Shed has grown to over 65 members. Activities offered at the shed include woodworking, metal work, community work, travel groups, photography, computer literacy and […]