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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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Hands Across Canberra 2019 Impact Report launched today.

18 October 2019

We are proud to present the Hands Across Canberra Impact Report for 2018–2019. This past year has been a period of growth for the organisation as well as for philanthropy generally in Canberra.

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The Chief Minister's Charitable Fund grants more than $400,000 to local community organisations

3 July 2019

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr today joined with the chair of the board of Hands Across Canberra Diane Kargas AM to announce support for 29 community projects across the ACT and region.

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Hands Across Canberra launches the Chief Minister's Charitable Fund grant round

3 April 2019

ACT charities and community organisations are being encouraged to apply for up to $20,000 in grants following the launch today of the first Chief Minister’s Charitable Fund (CMCF) grant round, managed by Hands Across Canberra.

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