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community network

A Gender Agenda A Gender Agenda works with and on behalf of intersex, trans and gender diverse people, their friends, families and allies.
Abbeyfield Garran Abbeyfield Garran provides affordable, inclusive, home-like, and safe accommodation for people with a mild cognitive disability where residents can maintain their independence with dignity and choice.
ACT Down Syndrome Association ACTDSA aims to improve the quality of life for people with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities by providing support, information and referrals to their families, cares, schools, employers and other organisations.
ADACAS ADACAS is a Canberra-based organisation that provides advocacy, support and information to people who live with disability, experience mental ill-health, older people, and their carers.
Barnardos Australia We work together with children, young people and families to break the cycle of disadvantage, creating safe, nurturing and stable homes, connected to family and community,
Better Renting Better Renting is a community of renters working together for stable, affordable, and healthy homes.
Bosom Buddies ACT Inc Bosom Buddies provides patients and the community with support that is not provided elsewhere. Bosom Buddies is the only provider of patient aids and information to those undergoing treatment for breast cancer in the ACT and surrounding region.
Canberra Blind Society Inc. Supporting the #blind & #visionimpaired community of #Canberra for more than 60 years, through peer support, referrals and independent living advice
Canberra Community Law Canberra Community Law is an independent community legal service. We provide holistic, flexible and accessible legal support to people facing barriers to accessing justice.. We specialize in human rights, discrimination, housing and Centrelink law.
Canberra PCYC Canberra PCYC provides leading and innovative services for young people and their families across the ACT.
Canberra Pet Rescue We rescue abandoned, abused and neglected pets in our community and find loving homes for them once they are rehabilitated. We also run our PerAssist program which provides emergency pet food and supplies to community members experiencing crisis.
Capital Region Community Services Capital Region Community Services (CRCS) is a regional community service established in 1975 by the people of Belconnen. Formerly known as Belconnen Community Service (BCS), CRCS has been providing a wide range of high quality, integrated and inclusive programs and services to local communities for over 45 years. We provide dedicated services for young people, children, families, older people, people living with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from non-English speaking backgrounds.
Cerebral Palsy Alliance We transform lives by enabling access to; early diagnosis and intervention for cerebral palsy, life changing technology, supports and opportunities not funded by NDIS, cutting edge treatments, and research into prevention and cure for cerebral palsy. Fundraising ensures we can build a better today (by supporting immediate daily needs) and a brighter tomorrow (by funding research, technology and advocacy to change the future) for people living with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.
Dementia Australia Dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia yet remains one of the most challenging and misunderstood conditions. Founded by carers more than 35 years ago, today we are the national peak body for people impacted by dementia in Australia. We involve people impacted by dementia and their experiences in our activities and decision-making, to make sure we are representative of the diverse range of dementia experiences across Australia. We amplify the voices of people impacted by dementia through advocating and sharing stories to help inform and inspire others. Dementia Australia is the source of trusted information, education and support services. We advocate for positive change for people living with dementia, their families and carers, and support vital research. We are here to support people impacted by dementia, and to enable them to live as well as possible.
Doris Women’s Refuge Incorportated Our extensive range of activities is delivered to homeless or at risk of homelessness women and children in crisis due to experiences of violence in the home and family environments. We provide crisis and intensive support and accommodation, holistically assisting them to address needs identified in their case plan, including in the areas of advocacy and support for access to legal, health, participation in education, training and employment, income support, child protection and child development, parenting skills, counselling and mental health, drug and alcohol dependency, immigration, gambling addiction, long term housing and living skills. We dedicate our work with the aim to contribute to influencing change in community behaviour and attitudes that perpetuate violence against women and children. We deliver inclusive services to very vulnerable women and children, including those from Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities. We are confident that we responsibly fulfill our governance and contractual requirements and that we assist women and children to meet positive outcomes and achieve safety and family stability.
Epilepsy ACT Epilepsy ACT aims to make the lives of those with epilepsy and their loved ones more safe and secure. We offer training both in schools and in workplaces. We offer online resources, referrals and support groups to those who need it.
Hands Across Canberra Hands Across Canberra helps to keep the wealth that is created locally within the local Canberra community. We exist to support, build capacity and empower local charities and community organisations.
Hartley Lifecare Established in 1962, Hartley Lifecare (Hartley) is a Canberra-based not-for-profit organisation providing supported accommodation for people with disability, their families and carers. Originally established to provide a learning facility and therapy support service for children and adults, Hartley has grown extensively to support clients in over 30 homes across the ACT. Over the last six decades, families have grown to rely on and trust Hartley to deliver high quality, person centred support. As we move toward 2023, Hartley will continue to maintain and build upon these strong foundations, ensuring that our clients and their families have opportunities to live their best life. Hartley Lifecare relies on NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) funding, corporate partners and individual donors as well as special events to raise the funds needed to enable us to expand and enhance the services we provide to people living with disability in our local community.
Karinya House for Mothers and Babies Every woman who is pregnant or parenting should be surrounded with the support she needs. However, not every woman has safety, shelter, or a positive support network. Karinya House walks with women in Canberra and the surrounding Region providing safety, shelter and a positive support network. A local, not for profit organisation, the Karinya House funding framework is a true cooperative of individuals, families, community groups, corporates, philanthropic and government funding partners. This cooperative approach to funding is a tangible expression of positive recognition of women in our community, who are pregnant or parenting. Your support and partnership with us is welcome.
Kulture Break Kulture Break is a social inclusion organisation. Our aim to to endow children and youth with a sense of belonging and self value. We do this through In school dance programs, after school dance lessons, free mentoring crews for boys and girls, online dance opportunities and more. One of our mottos is "You don't become somebody, you ARE somebody!"
Menslink Menslink provide counselling to young guys between the ages of 10-25 and Mentoring to young guys between the ages of 10-16. We also provide Education programs to local Primary and High schools. All our services are at no charge to the client.
Mental Illness Education ACT (MIEACT) MIEACT creates a safe space for mental health education for all Canberra. We embrace lived experience to provide mental health education awareness programs in schools and the community to address stigma, increase knowledge and promote help seeking.
Meridian Incorporated Meridian is a community-controlled, peer-led organisation. We provide quality, accessible, and culturally safe mental health support and wellbeing services for our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ+) communities.
Music for Canberra Inspiring. Accessible. Music for Everyone.
Newborn Intensive Care Foundation We direct 100% of donations to purchase medical equipment, fund research and nurse education to ensure sick and premature newborn babies go home sooner and healthier.
Oncology Massage Limited OML encourages an integrative approach that involves all members of a person’s care and support team. With a nationally standardised training program, our training is the only one of its kind in the world. We also provide ongoing support to our Graduates, including opportunities for personal and professional development. OML’s founding objective was to make Oncology Massage available to any person with a history or diagnosis of cancer, regardless of where they live. In the near future, our objective is to help make Safe & Effective Massage available to any person in fragile health regardless of where they live – with or without cancer, with or without a chronic condition, with or without a degenerative illness.
Our Community Project Tender Funerals is a not-for-profit funeral service delivering personalised, meaningful and affordable funerals, ensuring those experiencing financial hardship are able to access these critical services.
Palliative Care ACT We aim to: • promote palliative care in the community • provide education in aspects of palliative care • deliver volunteer palliative care services to support clients and their families with care, compassion, respect and dignity • advocate for, and
PhotoAccess Established in 1984, PhotoAccess is an incorporated non-profit association supporting the local community to learn about, make and share photography as a means of self expression, social connection and collective memory-making. Through workshops, exhibitions and engagement activities, as well as hosting publicly accessible making spaces, PhotoAccess provides opportunities for Canberrans of all backgrounds to develop visual literacy, contribute their story to the public conversation and participate in shaping our city, community and culture.
Sharing Places Sharing Places is a not for profit disability service provider, providing community access and social participation support (day services) for people who have high and complex support needs.
St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn The St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn is a not-for-profit organisation made up primarily of passionate members and volunteers, supported by a number of dedicated staff. The work of the Society is funded through donations, enterprises run
TADACT – Technology for Ageing and Disability At TADACT we believe every person living with disability or who is ageing, has the tools and equipment they need to live fulfilled lives and reach their full potential. That is why we design and make customised personalised assistive equipment.
The Early Morning Centre – UnitingCare Canberra City The Early Morning Centre provides a safe space for some of our city’s most vulnerable people. With the help of dedicated volunteers, we provide meals, facilities, support and facilitate healthcare, accommodation support and community services.
The Shepherd Centre The Shepherd Centre provides life-changing support and education for deaf children and their families. We teach children to speak and communicate so that they can overcome the disadvantages of their disability, and reach their full potential!
The Violet Initiative The Violet Initiative exists to reduce regretful outcomes in the last stage of life for Australians, their caregivers and their families. Violet is a national social enterprise, making a positive contribution to the last stage of life. We provide support for people in the last stage of life, their families and the organisations they interact with.
This Is My Brave Australia Inc. TIMBA is a registered charity with the ACNC and is dedicated to breaking the stigma surrounding mental illness through our community based activities and is 100% volunteer driven
Women With Disabilities ACT (WWDACT) WWDACT is a systemic advocacy and peer support organisation for women, girls, feminine identifying and non-binary people with disability in the ACT region.
Women’s Centre for Health Matters We are the voice for women's health and wellbeing in the ACT, and conduct social research and advocate on behalf of all women in the ACT, especially those experiencing disadvantage and vulnerability.

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Hands Across Canberra is Canberra’s independent community foundation. Founded in 2010 by a group of Canberra leaders with the idea of creating a foundation to help fellow Canberrans and give back to the community, it now works with more than 250 local community organisations.

Charities we work with
A Gender Agenda
Achilles Canberra Running Club
ACT Community Living Project Incs
ACT Division – National Heart Foundation of Australia
ACT Down Syndrome Association
ACT Shelter Inc
ACT Tongan Language and Cultural School
ACT TPI Association Inc
ACTCOSS
Advocacy for Inclusion
AFFIRM – The Australian Foundation for Mental Health Research
AIDS Action Council of the ACT
AIDS Action Council of the ACTs
Alchemy Chorus
Alzheimer’s Australia ACT
Anglicare NSW South, NSW West & ACT
Argyle Community Housing Ltd
Arthritis Foundation of the ACT (Incorporating Osteoporosis ACT)
Arts of the Pacifi
Asthma Foundation AC
Australian College of Nursing Foundation
Australian Diabetes Educators Association
Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation
Australian Red Cross
Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth
Australian Rural Leadership Foundation
Barnardos Australia
Belconnen Community Service
Belconnen Senior Citizens Club Incorporated
Bengali Cultural Association
Beryl Women Inc.
Better Hearing Australia, Canberra
Better Rentin
Big Bang Ballers
Black Mountain School Parents and Citizens Association Incorporated
BodyEcology
Bosom Buddies
Boundless Canberra
Brain Tumour Alliance Australia – including ACT brain tumour support group
Buoyed Up
C3 Church Monash
Calvary Public Hospital Bruce
Calwell Little Athletics Club
Camp Quality ACT
Canberra & Queanbeyan ADD Support Group Inc
Canberra Basket Brigade
Canberra Blind Society (CBS)
Canberra City Care
Canberra Community Law
Canberra Hospital Foundation
Canberra Mens Choir
Canberra Multicultural Community Forum
Canberra Pet Rescue
Canberra Police Community Youth Club (CPCYC)
Canberra Rape Crisis Centre
Canberra Refugee Support (CRS)
Canberra Seniors Centre
Canberra Tradesmen’s Union Club Charity Trust
Canberra Yacht Club
CanTeen
Capital Healing Rooms Inc.
Capital Region Myscular Dysrophy
Care Financial Counselling Service and the Consumer Law Centre of the ACT
CareSouth
CatholicCare Canberra and Goulburn
CCCares @ Canberra College
Celebration Of African Australians ACT Inc
Cerebral Palsy Alliance ACT
CIT Student Association
Citizens Advice Bureau ACT
Clare Holland House
Common Ground Canberra
Communities @ Work Clothing Program
Communities@Work
COMMUNITY MEDICS AUSTRALIA LIMITED
COMMUNITY RADIO 2XX INC
Community Services 1
Companion House. Assisting survivors of Torture and Trauma
Conflict Resolution Service Inc
Construction Charitable Works
Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Association Australasia Inc
Council on the Ageing ACT
CREATE Foundation (ACT)
Creative Safety Initiatives
Cystic Fibrosis Association of the ACT Inc
Dancing Goddesses Inc
Deaf Society
DeafACT
Dementia Australia
Diabetes Nsw and act
Directions Health
Diversity ACT Community Services
dNet – People Like Us (formerly depressioNet)
Domestic Violence Crisis Service
DUO Services Australia Ltd (DUO)
DWELL for Australia Ltd
Early Morning Centre Uniting Care Canberra
Eastar Media, Marketing & Event Pty Ltd
Epilepsy Association ACT Inc
EveryMan Australia
Feel the Magic Limited
For The Love of Bikes Limited
FRANK FENNER FOUNDATON
GetAboutAble Pty Ltd
Girl Guides ACT & SE NSW Region
Girls Rock! Canberra
GIVIT
Global Sisters
Golden Memories Karaoke Inc
Good Omen Goodeze
Greening Australia Capital Region
Gugan Gulwan Youth Aboriginal Corporation
Gungahlin Regional Community Service
Hands Across Canberra
Harmonie Dance Community
Hartley Lifecare Inc
Havelock Housing
Headspace Canberra
Heart Foundation
Heart Support Australia
Hepatitis ACT
Holy Cross Tuckerbox
HOME in Queanbeyan
Human Rights Arts and Film Fesitval
Imagine More
Initiatives For Women In Need Inc. (IWiN)
Intersex Human Rights Australia
Karinya House for Mothers & Babies Inc
Karralika Programs Inc
Kidsafe ACT Inc
Koomarri
Kulture Break
L’Arche Genesaret
Leukaemia Foundation
Life Without Barriers
Lifeline Canberra
Lions Club Gungahlin
Lions Youth Haven Inc.
Localjinni-casting light on people and their stories of place
Marathon Health Ltd
Marymead
Maya’s Rest
Menslink
Mental Health Foundation (ACT) Inc
Mental Illness Education ACT (MIEACT)
Migrant and Refugee Settlement Services of the ACT Inc.
Miracle Babies Foundation
Missionworx
Molonglo Conservation Group
MS Australia ACT/NSW/VIC
Multiple Sclerosis Limited
Muscular Dystrophy ACTion
Music For Everyone
My Coaching My Future
NationsHeart Christian Community FoodHut
Newborn Intensive Care Foundation
Noahs Ark Foundation
North Belconnen Day Centre
Northside Community Service
Oncology Massage Limited aka Oncology Massage Training
OnNow
Orange Sky Australia
Outward Bound Australia
OzHarvest Limited
OzHelp
PAIN SUPPORT ACT Inc
Palliative Care ACT
Paperworks Inc
Parentline ACT Inc.
pedal foundation
Pegasus
People With Disability ACT
Pets in the Park Inc
Philanthropize Pty Ltd
PhotoAccess
Physical Activity Foundation
Positive Youth Incorporated
Post & Ante Natal Depression Support & Information Inc (PANDSI)
Print Handicapped Radio of the ACT Inc
Prisoners Aid ACT
Project Independence
Prostate Cancer Support Group – ACT Region Inc.
Quest for Life Foundation
Reach for Nepal Foundation
Rebus Theatre
Reconciliation and Multicultural Action Group [Canberra City Uniting Church]
Red Cross : Culture Talks
Red Nose
Relationships Australia
Rise Above Capital Region Cancer Relief
Rotary Club of Canberra Sunrise Inc
Rotary Club of Tuggeranong
Roundabout Canberra
RSI & Overuse Injury Association of the ACT Inc
RSL Woden Valley Sub-Branch and Veterans Support Centre
RSPCA ACT
Sailability Canberra Yacht Club
SANCTUARY AUS LIMITED
Save the Children Australia
SCENE
SEE-Change
Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT Inc (SHFPACT)
Sharing Places
SHINE for Kids Co-op Ltd
SHOUT Inc
SiTara’s Story
Six Degrees Cafe Gallery Garden
Soldier On
Soroptimist International of Canberra Inc
SoundOut
Special Olympics ACT
St John Ambulance Australia (ACT) Inc.
St John’s Care
St Mark Coptic Centre of Australia
St Philip’s Care at Northbourne Community Centre
St Vincent de Paul Society
Street Law – outreach service for the homeless
TADAC
Tara Costigan Foundation
Ted Noffs Foundation ACT
The Association of Parents and Friends of ACT schools
The Benny Wills Brain Tumour Research Program
The Canberra Relief Network
The Cancer Council ACT
The Cuppacumbalong Foundation
The Farm in Galong
The Happy Beat Dance Crew
The Hope Project
The Humour Foundation
The Indigenous Marathon Foundation
The Pinnacle Foundation
The Right Direction Australia (Limited)
The Salvation Army
The Shepherd Centre
The Smith Family
The Welcome Dinner Project an initiative of joiningthedots
This Is My Brave Australia Inc.
This is Not a \’Wife Beater\’
Tjillari Justice Aboriginal Corporation
Tongan Association of Canberra and Queanbeyan Inc
Toora Women Inc.
Travelling Art Therapy
Tresillian in Southern Day Services
Tuggeranong and Weston Youth Centres
Tuggeranong Community Arts Association, Messengers Program
Tuggeranong Valley Rugby Union & Sports Club Limited
Uniting Children and Families ACT
UnitingCare Canberra City Church
UnitingCare Kippax
Us Mob Writing
Veterans Support Centre – Belconnen
Victims Of Crime Assistance League ACT Inc
Vietnam Veterans & Veterans Federation ACT Inc.
VOCAL ACT Inc
Volunteering ACT
Warehouse Circus Inc.
West Belconnen Junior Rugby League Club
whISPers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Softball Corporation
Women with Disabilities ACT
Women’s Centre for Health Matters
Women’s Health Service, Division of Women, Youth and Children, Canberra health Services,ACT Government
Women’s Legal Centre ACT & Region Inc.
Worldview Foundation Limited
Yeddung Mura Aboriginal Corporation
YMCA Canberra
Young Change Agents
Youth With A Mission (YWAM)
YouthCARE Canberra
YWCA Canberra