HAC grants to make a difference

Published on 23 November 2012

Hands Across Canberra is delighted to be presenting this support to such deserving organisations. Hands Across Canberra hopes to build its philanthropic funds to be able to support more local community organisations in the future, particularly those that find it difficult to attract government or other funding.

About the Grants

  1. Friends of Brain Injured Children. Costs involved in bringing specialists to Canberra throughout 2013, alleviating the need for costly and stressful family visits to Melbourne. Group and individual sessions are then possible. Value $4,600
  2. Tandem Respite Care. Assistance with the costs of creating outdoor spaces at Tandem House, a respite care facility in Kambah. Total cost of the upgrade is over $35,000. Value of the HAC contribution is $5,000 specifically for playground equipment and shade structures.
  3. Dancing Goddesses. A new community organisation seeking to provide networks and exercise for isolated women in the community, and especially for refugee women. $680 is provided to assist with the costs of incorporation.
  4. The Early Morning Centre (a service of UnitingCare Canberra City). A $2,000 to contribute to projects at the Early Morning Centre aimed at addressing social isolation amongst the city’s homeless, including hosting its Christmas function.
  5. St John’s Care. $2,000 is being provided for the great work it also does feeding the less privileged at Christmas.
  6. Gungahlin Uniting Church and Community Centre. $5,000 towards setting up a unique community food venture called the The Mustard Seed United Food Pantry. This unique response to providing access to healthy food at reduced costs to those in need.