In addition to creating an environment that encourages and facilitates philanthropy by Canberans, Hands Across Canberra undertakes several fundraising events each year.

The highlight of these events is the Hands Across Canberra Annual Lunch. This event has raised more than $300,000 since the first lunch in November 2010.  Bookings are now open for the 2016 Lunch featuring Catherine Brown, Chief Executive Officer of Melbourne's  Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation.