Award Programs

Australasian Reporting Awards

Closes: Thre Awards are held annually.  The 2018 awards close on the 8th of December 2017 for entities with a financial year ending in June and 31st of January 2018 for entities with a financail year ending on the 31st of December.
Value: Awards Program with advice
Run By: The Australasian Reporting Awards
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The Australasian Reporting Awards provide all organisations that produce an annual report an opportunity to benchmark their annual reports against the ARA criteria which are based on world best practice. In the General Award, Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards are presented to recognise the achievement of a high standard. Competitive Awards are presented in specific areas of reporting: Sustainability; Governance; Work Health and Safety; Online; Integrated; and Communication. There is also an Award for the Best First Time Entry. A unique aspect of the ARA Awards process is the opportunity to receive constructive advice from an ARA adjudicator. Feedback sessions are only available to Award entrants.


Each year in June Award recipients are acclaimed at an Awards Presentation Dinner that has become a highlight of the business social calendar. The Dinner is held in Sydney and Melbourne in alternate years.
Seminar on Reporting: An annual Seminar on Reporting is held on the day following the Awards Dinner. The Seminar includes presentations on topical issues in reporting and a workshop on practical aspects of preparing an annual report.

Australian Small Business Champion Awards

2018 Awards Entries Opened: 6th of November 2017

Entries Close: 21st of February 2018

Runs: Annually
Run By: Precedent Productions
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The Australian Small Business Champion Awards is a prestigious and comprehensive program that supports and recognises small businesses across Australia.


Offering a unique opportunity to highlight Australia's most outstanding small businesses, the awards seek to recognise the hard work that business owners contribute to the local community in generating employment for millions of Australians, as well as their contribution to the Australian economy.

Aussie Cotton Farmers Grow Communities

Runs: Annually

2017 Applications Closed: 31st of August 2017

Run By: Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal

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Aussie Cotton Farmers Grow Communities is a grants program initiated by the Monsanto Fund in partnership with the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR). It aims to help support local communities in cotton growing regions.


The program allows farmers to nominate a community group or not-for-profit organisation to receive one of thirty $5,000 grants. This is a great opportunity for groups or projects that are important to the community to apply for a funding boost.