Make an Impact
Establishing a Named Fund with Hands Across Canberra is a simple, impactful and lasting way to support the issues that are most important to you.
Leaving a legacy
There are many reasons to establish a Named Fund with Hands Across Canberra. You may have an emotional connection to a charitable cause, a desire to engage your family members in philanthropy, a means to give back to your community after experiencing success in a business venture, or perhaps you wish to honour the memory of a friend or family member.
Establishing a Named Fund during your lifetime allows you to ‘give where you live,’ and if you decide to make a bequest to your Named Fund, you can leave a lasting legacy & support your community for generations to come.
No matter the reason, let us help you bring your philanthropic vision to life.
Contribute to a named fund
Why partner with Hands Across Canberra?
Deep community knowledge
Investing for perpetuity
Hands Across Canberra has an objective to progressively build a capital base that will offer charities an ongoing funding stream to tackle areas of disadvantage in our community. The investment of funds are managed by JB Were who have been appointed as our expert investment managers. The establishment of Named Funds is also a means of creating an ongoing grant base for charities over a long term. The gifts we receive are held in trust, creating a permanent legacy for our community.
Strong governance & accountability
Hands Across Canberra is governed by a well-credentialled Board and has established several committees to assist in the strong governance of its activities.
The three entities that comprise Hands Across Canberra are independent philanthropic organisations, proudly recognised as registered charities with the Australian Charities and Not-for- profits Commission (ACNC).
The Trustee of Hands Across Canberra Trust (Public Ancillary Fund) is governed by the Federal Treasury’s Public Ancillary Fund Guidelines 2011 (as amended 2016) and the financial statements of all three entities are audited annually by an independent auditor.
The annual Impact Report outlines our activities for the year and a copy is available to download from our website.
Flexibility in charitable giving
We offer a variety of different ways to give to your community, depending on your desired level of involvement. Examples of giving range from a once off donation, regular donations, establishing a Named Fund, to leaving a lasting legacy through your Will, we can help you support the causes you care most about.
Collaboration & innovation
We are in a unique position to collaborate with other charities, foundations, advisers and local communities on innovative approaches which address our city’s greatest challenges. We regularly link up with other funding bodies to amplify the funds available to charities to undertake their valuable work.
Named Fund Overview
Establishing a Named Fund with Hands Across Canberra, is a simple and tax effective way to support the issues that are most important to you.
Inspiring people to make a difference
We believe that innovation and change occurs in communities when the intersection of ideas, knowledge and funding come together to improve lives and increase life opportunities for all people and communities experiencing disadvantage.
Hands Across Canberra seeks to adopt and apply best practice in undertaking its activities and the management of all funds donated.
Hands Across Canberra is looking ahead to work with Canberrans and the broader ACT community to build a long term fund.