Youth Projects has been recognised for excellence in leadership and wellbeing governance at the Australian Scholarship Foundation's 2023 Not-for-profit Leadership Awards in Sydney this week, being honoured with four awards across various categories.

Youth Projects was awarded winner of the Outstanding Leadership in Wellbeing Governance Award, acknowledged for exceptional leadership in governing for strong wellbeing outcomes. The award specifically commends organisations that prioritise the mental health and resilience of their employees and volunteers.

Pictured: Youth Projects Team awarded winner of Outstanding Leadership in Wellbeing Governance at the Australian Scholarship Foundation's 2023 Not-for-profit Leadership Awards (Sydney).

The independent judging panel of the awards commended Youth Projects, sharing “this dedication was demonstrated in a number of areas, including the commitment to psychological safety, the high engagement with EAP, the value placed on lived experience, the provision of additional wellbeing leave, the board’s understanding of the organisation’s people through activities such as shadowing.”

This recognition further underscores Youth Projects' commitment to promoting the overall wellbeing of - and our unwavering dedication to - our people and our clients.

The Outstanding Leadership in Wellbeing Governance Award was proudly supported by The Social Sector Wellbeing and Resilience Hub, an initiative of The Xfactor Collective & The Xfactor Collective Foundation

Several other leaders at Youth Projects were also acknowledged for their exceptional leadership in different categories, including:

Ben Vasiliou (CEO) awarded Outstanding Scholar for 2023, recognising an Australian Scholarships Foundation alumni scholar who has contributed significantly to their organisation following studies undertaken as part of their scholarship.

Angela Gaylard (People & Culture Manager) awarded winner of Outstanding Leadership in Talent Growth recognising a development leader or team, who has demonstrated best practice leadership, having an employee focus and a demonstrated approach to professional development of staff, retention and attraction.

Trent Miller (Executive Manager of Employment, Training & Social Enterprise) awarded winner of Outstanding Emerging Leader Award (Over $3 million) highlighting his outstanding achievements, personal leadership, initiative, and innovation, as well as his integrity, positive values, and reputation among his peers.

The Australian Scholarship Foundation's 2023 Not-for-profit Leadership Awards celebrated exceptional leadership and governance in the not-for-profit sector, highlighting organisations, teams, and individuals who have demonstrated excellence and courage in leadership and wellbeing governance. The awards aim to recognise outstanding leadership, encourage best practices, and contribute to organisational and sector growth.

Pictured: Youth Projects Team alongside other award winners at the Australian Scholarship Foundation's 2023 Not-for-profit Leadership Awards (Sydney).

Youth Projects congratulates all the finalists and award recipients, recognising their inspiring contributions to the not-for-profit sector across Australia. These exceptional leaders, teams, and organisations continue to innovate and create a significant impact, making a difference in the lives of people and communities.

For more information on the 2023 Not-For-Profit Leadership Awards, please visit Australian Scholarships Foundation.