The Kazzie Memorial Fund

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Raised by 82 people in 22 months

The Karen Curnow Women in Environment Protection and Litter Prevention Memorial Fund provides an award for women who are seeking to enhance their potential to achieve their environmental goals and effect change.

If you share Karen's vision about growing strong and clean communities, join us by donating and/or applying for a KAZZIE Award   http://kazzieawards.com.au/#apply.

Together, we can create a lasting legacy in honour of Karen's vision.

The KAZZIE Award recognises women involved in environment protection and litter prevention. Karen,  lost to us in June 2017, was a psychologist with a passion for assisting women to understand and encourage positive environmental behaviour and social action.

Karen understood litter prevention and environmental protection are essential to our sustainable future. Over her career, she met many people working to protect our environment. She understood these passionate guardians work quietly, without recognition or the resources to fulfil their dreams.

Funds raised are used to support up and coming women  through an annual monetary award.

The Award is open to:
Women of any age who work or volunteer in litter prevention and environmental protection and have a passion to learn, contribute to and lead in the creation of a sustainable future.

The KAZZIE Award will be available for:
- Study in environmental and litter prevention/behaviour change principles, or better use of infrastructure and enforcement techniques
- Opportunities to mentor others
- Career development to become a leader and community champion
- Research and projects dealing with any aspect of litter or environmental protection
- Participation in or leadership of a project

Conditions of the KAZZIE Award:
Applicants will be women who work or volunteer in environmental protection or litter prevention.

Award Applicants http://kazzieawards.com.au/#apply
will need to:

Provide a maximum of  a ½ page background resume  together with 1 page of information about the proposed use of funds and details for 2 referees.

Amount of funding available:
The exact amount of funding available will be based upon the amount of money raised during our GoFundMe campaign and could be distributed to one or more recipients . 

Application timeframes:
The 2018 applications will open Monday 20th of August and will close Monday 10th of September. More information can be found at the fund website which is open and ready for applications.

Award assessment panel:
Karen’s husband, Rob Curnow and other environmental champions from govenrment and non-government agencies in Australia and overseas will review applications and select recipients.

Announcement of the 2018 KAZZIE Award recipient/s will be made on 29 September 2018, at the College of Community Psychology stream of the Australian Psychological Society Congress.
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We have 20 applications for the Kazzie Award. Only One day to go so please get yours in on time
Thanks to all that have contributed.
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Hi everyone

1. the Kazzie Award is OPEN – thank you to everyone who has donated to the Karen Curnow Women in Environment Protection and Litter Prevention Memorial Fund. We will have around $7,500 to distribute at the KNSWB Congress in July.
View the application at http://kazzieawards.com.au

Please distribute website details to your networks and encourage women you know to apply – the greater the ground swell for recognition of the great work being done the more likely we can make sustainable change.

Promote the opportunity to the quiet achievers, the silent deliverers, the amazing motivators, the environmental warriors, the shy champions … we want to hear from them and give them an opportunity to be recognised.

2. Those supporters who are happy to be acknowledged publicly for their generosity are invited to display their logo on the Kazzie Award website - www.kazzieawards.com.au

If you would like to help us show the level of support for the Award by displaying your logo, please email me a high resolution png, gif or jpeg file to rob@communitychange.com.au ASAP.

3. In terms of accountability much paperwork has been completed and we now have an incorporated association which will oversee the funds. We also have an Award Panel to ensure transparent delivery of the annual "The Kazzie Award”. We hope you love the name of the award as much as we do.

Again, on behalf of our family and the Karen Curnow Women in Environment Protection and Litter Prevention Memorial Fund, we thank you for your support so far and hope you will assist to promote the opportunity far and wide.
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Thank you to all those that attended yesterday's celebration of Karen's Life. An additional $2,245 have been deposited into the fund. Thanks for those who donated.
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