Climate Council crowned Australian Charity of Year


The Cities Power Partnership, established by the Climate Council in 2017, has quickly grown to become Australia’s largest local government climate alliance, with 105 councils representing more than 11 million people.

David Craven, director of the Cities Power Partnership, says the award recognises the important role the Climate Council plays in mobilising local governments to tackle climate change.

“The Cities Power Partnership empowers local governments, from tiny rural shires through to our largest cities, to take action on climate change and ramp up renewable energy.

In the past two years we’ve seen a huge increase in local climate solutions developed by Australia’s councils, from floating solar farms to electric vehicles superhighways. We’re proud to have this important work recognised at the Australian Charity Awards.”

Now in their seventh year, the Australian Charity Awards recognise the exceptional work undertaken through their charitable activities. The Australian Charity Awards are a partner program of The Australian Business Awards.

“The Australian Charity Awards exist to recognise organisations within Australia that are committed to social innovation,” said Australian Charity Awards Program Director, Ms Tara Johnston.

“Six organisations have been selected in this year’s Charity Awards. These organisations have demonstrated thought leadership and management practices that have effectively addressed social challenges and promoted social change. The awards resonate with our mission of highlighting organisations within Australia that foster a culture of innovation, promoting teamwork and problem-solving,” Ms Johnston added.

About the Awards

The Australian Charity Awards provide organisations with the opportunity to raise the awareness of their important causes by having their projects, initiatives, contributions and achievements recognised through a national recognition program.

The program is open to charitable organisations including charitable funds and charitable institutions operating in Australia. Charitable institutions include Public Benevolent Institutions and Health Promotion Charities.

Entrants are required to demonstrate the execution of innovative, well-managed, high-performing charitable initiatives. The World Business Awards Framework is utilised as a structured model of assessment that enables the participating organisations to be benchmarked against world class performance standards.