The Story Island Project has won the prestigious Ricoh Business Centre Hobart Community Group of the Year Award at the 2018 Community Achievement Awards and was presented on stage by Phil Brasington — General Manager, Ricoh Business Centre Hobart. With hundreds of nominations, The Story Island Project won the Award from a strong field of community contributors.
The winners were announced on Friday 23rd November at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, hosted by Tom Cooper, Southern Cross Austereo.
400 guests gathered from across the State including our official guest and Patron of the Awards, The Hon Will Hodgman MP Premier of Tasmania to celebrate Tasmania’s high achievers and community contributors.
The Story Island Project, Moonah is a non-profit organisation co-founded by Kate Gross and Emily Bullock to improve young people’s literacy skills through creative storytelling. They provide free workshops and publishing projects and work closely with schools and community groups. Their mission is to improve confidence and literacy skills of the most disadvantaged Tasmanians through the power of story. Through story, young people can develop their enthusiasm for writing and craft their own voice.
“The Ricoh Business Centre Hobart Community Group of the Year Award recognises groups that make a significant contribution to their community. These community groups share a strong sense of team spirit, and play a vital role in enhancing the social, economic, commercial and environmental prosperity of their region. Whether it be working together on an event, restoration project, providing a service or program, it is important to recognise and encourage these groups, as their efforts help to make our communities stronger and more vibrant” said Jim Andrews, Ricoh Business Centre Hobart.
The Tasmanian Community Achievement Awards began in 2007, with the purpose of recognising individuals, organisations and groups who are making a difference in our local communities and state. These awards provide an opportunity to acknowledge their tireless efforts and the impact their actions have on the community.