Kensington Neighbourhood House celebrated for creating community connections
The Melbourne Awards are a time to celebrate all the inspiring people and groups that have come together for the benefit of the community, and Kensington Neighbourhood House has been recognised as a finalist.
Selected within the community category in the City of Melbourne’s 20th year running the awards, a spokesperson for the neighbourhood house said they were “thrilled to be finalists”.
“Our tiny neighbourhood house makes a huge contribution to the Melbourne community and it’s been great to see our work acknowledged in this way,” they said.
“Kensington Neighbourhood House has been educating, connecting and supporting Melburnians for 47 years, and 80 per cent of our participants, 75 per cent of our volunteers, and more than half our staff are City of Melbourne residents.”
Running alongside the Kensington Neighbourhood House as finalists within the community category is Channel 31 for telling Melbourne’s stories, Meals With Impact, and Travellers Aid Australia.
Other categories making up the awards are Aboriginal Melbourne – ganbu guljin, Arts and Events, Hospitality, Knowledge and Innovation, LGBTIQ+, Sustainability and Urban Design.
The Melbourne Awards will also recognise a Melburnian of the Year to celebrate a role model who has made an outstanding contribution to the city and within their field of work.
As well as the award ceremony taking place in person on Saturday, November 12 at Melbourne Town Hall, it will be televised on Channel Nine the following day.
While it’s a night to recognise the selected winners, it is also a time to acknowledge and celebrate all the incredible hard work being done by all the 27 finalists making up the eight categories.
“We’re looking forward to celebrating the outstanding and inspirational achievements of each and every finalist in what will be a night to remember,” Lord Mayor Sally Capp said.
“People make our city the great place that it is – and the Melbourne Awards provide an incredible opportunity to showcase the efforts of ordinary Melburnians doing extraordinary things.” •