Community Building

We exist to support, build capacity and empower the literally hundreds of local charities and community service organisations to enhance their ability to support Canberra’s most vulnerable people.

The organisations registered with Hands Across Canberra represent a diverse spectrum of need including homelessness, disability support services, family and domestic violence victim support service, mental health, child care, aged care and more.

“Hands Across Canberra knows every Canberran wants to help make a difference. We can make things happen if we work together.” Peter Gordon, CEO, Hands Across Canberra

Hands Across Canberra helps to keep the wealth that is created locally within the local Canberra community. We work to build capacity across both community organisation and donors.  Key aspects of building resources and ongoing operational and financial capacity within local community service organisations is achieved through the following three areas: