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International Woman's Day 2021

4 January 2021

Every year the ACT Office for Women celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD), held on 8 March, by honouring women who have made an outstanding contribution to the lives of women and girls in the ACT.

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Hands Across Canberra partners with ABC Radio Canberra for Giving Tree Appeal

Hands Across Canberra and the Chief Minister’s Charitable Fund grant more than $280,000 to 30 projects in support of local community organisations this Spring

13 November 2020

At a time when our community is still recovering from the impacts of COVID restrictions, the Chief Minister’s Charitable Fund in partnership with Hands Across Canberra, announced today more than $280,000 in grant funds. The funds have helped award approximately 30 projects; which brings the organisations total injection this year at just over $1.5 million, three times what it was last year.

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New Canberra Initiative Tackles Youth Homelessness: $200,000 available for the ‘Pathways Challenge’

22 September 2020

Canberra Innovation Network, The Snow Foundation, Hands Across Canberra and the Mill House Ventures, are pioneering a new and innovative business model. This new pragmatic approach has been designed to engage the youth homelessness sector. A Pathways Challenge delivered in a hackathon style will encourage members of the community to demonstrate their ideas collaboratively and have the opportunity to receive a portion of the available $200,000.

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HANDS ACROSS CANBERRA RAISES OVER $421,000 TO ASSIST LOCAL CHARITIES IN DIRE NEED

3 September 2020

Today Peter Gordon, CEO of Hands Across Canberra, announced the Canberra Recovery Appeal has surpassed their fundraising goal, raising $421,474 across the twelve-week campaign.

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Canberra community foundations grant more than $570,000 to 63 projects in support of local community organisations dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic

Thank you Canberra!

12 March 2020

We are so delighted to share with you the outstanding achievement of raising over $128,000 on the first ever Australian capital city giving day for a community foundation!!

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Hands Across Canberra Launches ‘Hands Up for Canberra Giving Day’

3 March 2020

Hands Across Canberra (HAC) have announced the region’s biggest fundraising day of the year as part of the Canberra Day Appeal. In a capital city first, the Hands Up for Canberra Giving Day is 24 hours for everyone to give back to our community and support over 250 local charities & organisations.

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"Where there is a role for us, Hands Across Canberra wants to use our deep knowledge of community to support the recovery efforts."

Hands Across Canberra Launches the Inaugural Canberra Day Appeal with Local Celebrities & Heroes

27 November 2019

Australians of the year, sports stars, business leaders and community organisations came together on Tuesday, 26 November 2019 to launch the Canberra Day Appeal, an ambitious fundraising campaign to give Canberrans more reasons to celebrate Canberra Day.

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