Vale Sue Salthouse,
a great friend of Hands Across Canberra and a
tireless advocate for her community.



  • The Canberra Relief Network (CRN) was set-up in response to the community's overwhelming and increasing demand for food and non-perishable household essential items, following the Covid-19 Pandemic.

  • How well do you know Canberra? Vital Signs uses community knowledge and data to measure the health and vitality of our community in key areas.

  • More than $570,000 granted in support of local community organisations dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Over $126,000 raised on the first-ever Australian capital city giving day for a community foundation!!

Our Impact

Funds distributed since 2011 3 million
Community projects 100
Organisations supported 300

Impact stories

See the impact your donation has on the wider community through Hands Across Canberra Foundation Grants.

Impact - Canberra Community Cares, Charnwood

Canberra City Care sought funds from Hands Across Canberra to help finance a new community kitchen and garden. These new facilities will help us expand the community outreach services offered in West Belconnen.

Impact - Everyman Australia

"Data shows that people who have been referred to Everyman Australia and successfully completed the program, have a very low chance of reoffending in family violence matters." Rudi Lammers AP, Chief Police Officer of the ACT

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