Who we have funded

In our eight years, Hands Across Canberra has donated over $2 .5 million to close to 100 community projects aimed at making a difference to some of our most vulnerable people. Hands Across Canberra has been ensuring its support is spread across all areas of the local community and has funded an extensive range of community needs in a diverse range of sectors.


Grant Purpose


ACT Council of Social Service Leading Social Change online modules


ACT Down Syndrome Training for effective digital presentations $6,648
Advocacy for Inclusion App development to empower people with disabilities $2,500
Assisting Drug Dependents
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Healthy Food Healthy Me extension project $10,000
Asthma Foundation of ACT Develop an education & treatment program with refugees $6,000
Beryl Women Interpreting services to women suffering abuse  $5,000
Domestic Violence Crisis Start Up packs $9,900
Computor upgrades $4,996
Boundless Children’s Playground Benefit from the 2016 Charity House Project $1,133,000
C3 Church Monash Expansion of Free Community Lunch Program $9,738
Essential technology $2,500
Canberra City Care Harvest kitchen in Charnwood $20,000
Canberra Community Law Essential technology   $3,036
Evaluation of the Aboriginal Human Rights Program $10,000
Canberra Men’s Centre Pilot, early intervention in domestic violence (Connect 24)  $5,000
Canberra PCYC Assistance for the establishment of the Canberra PCYC Foundation $5,000
PCYC Play for Change – Tuggeranong $10,000
PCYC Play for Change – Belconnen $10,000
Healthy Relationships program $10,000
Canberra Rape Crisis Centre Information management $9,000
Care Inc Connecting Care through the Cloud program $9,984
CARHU (with CFMEU Trust) Build a children’s outdoor playground $50,000
Cerebral Palsy Alliance Early intervention sensory inclusion package $5,743
Communities@Work Assist with establishing the community kitchen program $10,000
Connections ACT  Fathering after separation program $10,000
Survival packs for sole father families $10,000
Council on the Ageing (COTA) ACT COTA Connects programme $10,000
CREATE Foundation Create Your Future – building confidence through empowerment $8,874
Dancing Goddesses Professional services to incorporate organisation $680
Directions Health Services  Training for people working with the impact of drugs $9,984
Domestic Violence Crisis Service Growing Strong’ Support Group program $4,974
EveryMan Australia Domestic violence intervention $9,600
Benefit from the 2016 Charity House Project $34,333
Community order breach support service $9,400
Focus Supported Living Foundation Stay Safe program $5,400
Friends of Brain In jured Children ACT KICKSTART: Early intervention program for families of young children with brain injury $5,000
Bring two specialists to Canberra twice this year for treatment of patients $4,600
Galilee Foster Care Sleeping bags and t-shirts for youth foster camp $5,000
Getaboutable Accessible Canberra $10,000
Gungahlin Uniting Church and Community Centre Establish a food pantry $5,000
Hartley Lifecare Seed funding to establish a specialist information & advocacy service for people with brain injury $5,000
Improved management systems $7,920
Benefit from the 2016 Charity House Project $309,000
Holy Cross Tuckerbox Development of a permanent kitchen area $8,360
Karinya House for Mothers & Babies Domestic violence liasion worker $10,000
Provide outreach services to clients $5,000
Karralika Programs Children’s outdoor playground at treatment house $5,000
Kookaburra Kids Respite and psycho-education for ACT children living in families affected by mental illness $10,000
LifeLine Canberra Crisis support training $9,520
Mental health ambassadors $10,000
Applied suicide intervention skills training $10,000
3 Youth Networx (LyNX) workshops at 3 schools to instil mental health, suicide awareness & resilience skills $10,000
Marymead Individual items for children in care to empower them to create their own space $5,000
Essential technology upgrade   $5,000
Grow the grandparenting program $10,000
Menslink Double the capacity of the mentoring program $9,200
Early intervention for young men and domestic violence $9,800
Mental Health Foundation Re-vamp website $5,350
Technology creating access $4,701
Mental Illness Education ACT Bullying prevention program $9,939
National Heart Foundation (ACT) Pilot, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander cardiac rehabilitation in the ACT $5,000
Newborn Intensive Care Foundation Kill welfare for the disadvantaged  at birth $1,000
No Sweat Fashions Repair of 14 sewing machines to allow participants to complete qualifications and to develop products $5,000
OzHarvest Canberra Community cooking @ CC Cares $5,000
Ozhelp Benefit from the 2016 Charity House Project $34,333
Paperworks Inc. Paper Bridges project to assist vulnerable young people to reconnect with their families $9,648
Prisoners Aid Family support $2,500
Riding for the Disabled of ACT  (PEGASUS) Equine facilitated learning $6,300
Safe Shelter Homelessness support $5,000
Salvation Army Benefit from the 2016 Charity House Project $34,333
St Benedicts Community Centre, Queanbeyan Kitchen support project $2,000
St John’s Care Christmas lunch support $2,000
St Vincent De Paul Society Benefit from the 2016 Charity House Project $34,333
VINES: Vinnies, Inspiration, Network, Education, Support $10,000
VINES Youth Group Pilot $10,000
Tandem Respite Care Outdoor shade structures and equipment for respite house $5,000
Technical Aid to the Disabled ACT (TADACT) Capacity building and improving capability at TADACT $4,948
Assistance with capital equipment $10,000
The Deaf Society Building healthy relationships $3,000
The Right Direction Mengineering program $10,000
The Shepherd Centre A Sound Start to School program $9,500
Confident Kids- Social Skills program for children with hearing loss $9,490
The Smith Family An Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls intervention project $6,440
The Tongan Association of Canberra & Queanbeyan Empowering women – Home Away from Home project $10,000
The Yellow Van Commercial dishwasher $6,000
This Is My Brave This is my Brave Australia / Kanangra Community Garden refurbishment $5,000
Tjillari Justice Aboriginal Corporation Galambany Circle sentencing support $10,000
Uniting Care Benefit from the 2016 Charity House Project $34,333
Uniting Care Canberra City, Early  Morning Centre Commercial freezer to store donated food, host Christmas lunch and hampers for shutdown period $5,000
Support hosting of Christmas lunch for guests $2,000
Operate shower facilities and provide hygiene products for guests $2,000
Computer access and literacy $4,150
Essential infrastructure – a fridge $1,798
Benefit from the 2016 Charity House Project $34,333
Uniting Care Kippax Rock, Rhythm and Roll, and Drop-In Playgroup project  $9,410
Rock, Rhythm and Roll, and Drop-In Playgroup project $7,950
Playgroup for the disadvantaged $9,640
Kippax Connections program $10,000
Volunteering and Contact ACT Volunteering program for migrants $10,000
Women With Disabilities ACT Access to a circus program and documentary $5,000
Women’s Centre for Health Matters Assistance Beyond Crisis $10,000
Yeddung Mura Aboriginal Corporation Dhurrawang community outreach program


YouthCARE Canberra YouthCARE lifeskills camp $10,000
Assistance with the ‘tool up’ costs to increase outreach capability $10,000
YWCA Canberra A high tech digital studio where Tuggeranong youth collaborate with industry mentors


Richardson Primary School Computer Clubhouse