Pauline Prosser Connecting Communities Award

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The Award will acknowledge a new project that can be implemented by a NHW WA group or local government in a local community that will contribute positively to building social capital, increasing resilience, enhancing the quality of life for residents and building safer neighbourhoods in Western Australia.

Each year the Neighbourhood Watch State Office would like to acknowledge a dedicated, hard working, committed Active Volunteer by naming the Award after them for that year.

Neighbourhood Watch groups and local governments will be invited to nominate volunteers by emailing the Neighbourhood Watch State Office.

For 2016 we would like to name the Award after Pauline Prosser from NHW Gosnells.

Pauline Prosser was an avid volunteer for NHW Gosnells for over 25 years, and a local volunteer for cricket and football clubs in the area for many years. Pauline passed away this year and it is our very great pleasure in recognition of Pauline's contribution to NHW to announce the Award for 2016 in her name.

Applicants for the Award will be assessed on the following criteria: -

  • innovation
  • ability to work with other agencies
  • promote community participation and engagement and enhancing the overall development of the local community
  • social inclusion
  • increased community and public safety
  • have WA Police endorsement.

The successful application will receive $1500 towards the implementation of the project.  The winning project will also be provided with opportunity to -

  • A feature article in the NHWA magazine
  • Work with NHW State Office on media and pomotional opportunities
  • Negotiate extra support from the NHW State Office
  • Further the NHW Knowledge Bank to inspire other NHW groups

The Award will be open once a year for applications and advice will be sent out from the NHW State Office.