The Project

The Children of Courage Awards provide recognition to the many young people severely disadvantaged by a variety of life-threatening disabilities. What these young people have achieved is truly remarkable and highlights the dedication of parents and professional helpers. Supporting institutions have stated that they highly value these awards as there are no other awards like this in South Australia.

The Club established these awards in 1989 to recognise the considerable efforts of children with disabilities or handicaps, their parents and in some cases carers to improve their life and enjoy some of the benefits that fit and healthy children take for granted

After two years we asked our new daughter club, The Queen Adelaide Lions Club (the first all female Lions Club in South Australia ) to take over and conduct the awards however the Club folded after running the awards for two years. Since then our Club has conducted the awards every year.

To date more than 600 children with disabilities or handicaps have been nominated and received awards and for the past sixteen years the presentations have been made at Government House by the Governor in office. The recipients and their families and the organisations that support the Club by nominating recipients have been very appreciative of being able to visit Government House and have the awards presented by the Governor.


For more information, please contact:

Project Coordinator – Petrea Stacey
Phone: (08) 8269 5260

Lions Children of Courage Awards
Children of Courage Awards 2013