Award nominees for social impact

18 October 2016
Justice Connect Not-for-profit Law is proud to announce that it has been nominated as a finalist in the 2016 HESTA Community Sector Awards.

The awards acknowledge outstanding contributions to social justice in Australia, through the provision of high-quality services, programs and initiatives across the categories of Unsung Hero, Outstanding Organisation and Social Impact, for which Not-for-profit Law was nominated.

“It’s wonderful to be recognised by HESTA as having this impact,” said Sue Woodward, Director of Not-for-profit Law, National Projects at Justice Connect.

“Being nominated for the social impact award is most gratifying. Not-for-profit Law exists to provide free and low cost legal help to charities and other not-for-profits across Australia. Our work helps these groups spend more time doing the good work they want to do in their communities, with less time navigating complicated laws and trying to working out how these laws apply to their activities, volunteers and members.

“By helping the helpers them do their work better, we feel that we can have the widest possible social impact,” said Ms Woodward.

Through direct legal help, regular trainings, and its online Information Hub, Not-for-profit Law provides high-quality legal help to charities, often provided by lawyers from Australia’s leading law firms and companies acting pro bono.

“We’re very proud to be nominated, and proud to be in such august company as Women with Disabilities Victoria, Fitted for Work and Advocare, who would all be deserving winners,” said Ms Woodward.

There are an estimated 600,000 not-for-profit organisations in Australia (Australian Productivity Commission Report 2010)


Media inquiries:            Ed Butler, communications manager, Justice Connect, 03 8636 4476, 0408 620 385,