Frances Penington and Molly Hadfield awards
Every year, the Frances Penington and Molly Hadfield Awards are presented to public and community housing tenants who go out of their way to help others and build a strong community spirit.
The Frances Penington Award celebrates an individual public or community housing tenant, or a group of tenants, who have made an outstanding voluntary contribution to their community.
The award honours the late Frances Penington who, as a Commissioner of the Housing Commission, was the first woman appointed to the board of a statutory authority in Victoria. She was also a strong advocate for women in housing estates and was active in building and supporting the tenant community and sparking community involvement.
The Molly Hadfield Award honours outstanding services to older tenants.
The award is named after the late Mary (Molly) Hadfield OAM, who was a dedicated advocate for public housing tenants. She was also a founding member of the Housing for the Aged Action Group, which formed in 1983.
Nominations for this year's awards closed on 30 October 2015.
For more information about the awards:
- Call (03) 9096 5005
- Email Place Initiatives