Community awards

These awards are designed to recognise volunteer groups and what they do.

They are supported by the Wellington Airport, in partnership with Wellington Community Trust, Wellington City Council and the four other local councils.

Winners of the 2019 Wellington Community and Accessibility Awards.
Winners of the 2019 Wellington Community and Accessibility Awards

The awards celebrate the valuable contribution made by volunteers. Nominations can be made for any not-for-profit group or organisation working in the interests of the community, including one of which you are a member.  

The Awards are designed to recognise past achievements and do not exclude community groups who use professionals to support the delivery of services undertaken by volunteers.

Winners of the 2019 Community Awards were announced on 31 July 2019.


The awards have five categories:

  • Arts and Culture - Enhance and increase participation in arts and creative leisure activities
  • Education and Child/Youth Development - Improvement or enhancement of the educational and social development of children / youth
  • Health and Wellbeing - Enhancing the health and wellbeing of our community
  • Heritage and Environment - Improvement or revitalising of the environment, culture or heritage
  • Sport and Leisure - Increase participation and enjoyment in physical sport, leisure activities and recreational pursuits

2019 Wellington Community Awards Winners

Arts and culture 2019 winners

Educational and child/youth development 2019 winners

Health and well-being 2019 winners

Heritage and environment 2019 winners

Sport and leisure 2019 winners

Rising Star Award

The Rising Star Award is designed to recognise and encourage emerging and grass-roots groups doing great things in our community. To qualify, the groups or projects need to have been in operation for less than two years, be 100% volunteer run, be new to our Community Awards, and not part of a national organisation.

Rising star award 2019 winners

Supreme Winner 2019

Good Bitches Baking

For their compassion and dedication, Good Bitches Baking is honoured as the Supreme Winner of the 2019 Community Awards.

Good Bitches Baking is a network of people who want to show kindness to those in their communities who are having a tough time. They do this by baking delicious treats and giving these treats away to families with children in hospital, food bank recipients, soup kitchens, residents in hospice and their loved ones, and women and children fleeing domestic violence. These sweet treats bring a piece of joy to those who are having a tough time. 

More information

Contact Mark Farrar.

 Phone  04 803 8525