The Community Impact Award has been developed to recognise and celebrate industry excellence within Northland’s play, active recreation and sport sector. All nominees that meet the criteria will be recognised at the virtual 2022 CONBRIO Northland Sports Awards to be held on 22 March 2023.

Nominations for the Community Impact Award are due by 31 January 2023. All nominations must be completed online.

Community Impact Award

The purpose of the Community Impact Award is to identify, celebrate, promote and encourage collaborative community projects which have a positive impact in and on the community through play, active recreation and sport. Nominations should highlight the collaborations involved, why the initiative was set up and what the positive impact has been because of it.

Nominations for the Community Impact Award will need to answer:

  • What was the opportunity or issue that the organisation identified / why was the initiative set up?
  • What were the collaborative efforts between the different partners (this can include community)
  • In what ways has the community supported this project (evidence required)
  • What has been the positive impact on the community and outcome of the initiative?

Who Can Apply?

This award is open to any play, active recreation or sport provider and can include not-for-profits, non-commercial organisations, private providers, Territorial Authority’s, health agencies and schools based in Northland as long as the initiative or project has a play, active recreation or sport focus.


The initiative must meet the following criteria in order to be recognised:

  • The initiative must be based in Northland and be for Northland people
  • The initiative needs to be play, active recreation or sport focused
  • The initiative should show collaborative efforts
  • The initiative should demonstrate clear benefits and impact for the community
  • Must not have previously received a Community Impact Award for the same project

Other relevant information:

  • The initiative can be either new or something that has been ongoing
  • Applicants can provide photos, testimonies, videos etc to support your application
  • The period for nomination is up to 30 January 2023, with applications closing on 31 January 2023.

For more information contact:

Janine Moy

System Lead, Sport Northland

Ph: 0274 303 085

Congratulations to the following Community Impact Award Recipients for 2021:

  • Ahipara Aroha
  • Bike Northland - Pohe Island Bike Park
  • Clubtastic
  • Hockey Northland - Balance is Better Holiday Programme
  • Northland Rugby Union - Rugby For Life, Take 2 For The Team
  • Tania Dalton - BOOST Programme
  • Waipu Cove Surf Life Saving Club - Accessibility Project
  • Whangaroa Golf Club - Junior Golf Programme