Hands Across Canberra seeks to build the capacity of local community organisations through fostering strong networks, sharing ideas, information and working collaboratively.
A range of useful events including training, fundraising and information sharing occur in Canberra across the year. Hands Across Canberra promotes these through our regular newsletters, Facebook page and our online calendar of events.
We also gather sources of research and publications.
Some of the organisations and links below may also be of assistance.
ACT Government Grants Portal
This portal provides information and online application for more than 22 grant programs. The website is aimed at helping the community turn good ideas into great activities.
Australian Taxation Office (ATO) - Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status
The ACT Government Report into Philanthropy in the ACT found that in order to attract financial resources, having a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status was attractive. DGRs are funds or organisations that are entitled to receive tax deductible gifts. This means that donors can claim income tax deductions for gifts to DGRs in their income tax returns. To apply for DGR status see the Australian Tax Office website.
Media Team Australia
Media Team Australia assists community organisations across Australia raise their public profile and attract greater support by professionalising their public relations and communications activities.
Our Community provides advice and tools for Australia's community groups, the general public, business and government.
Public Trustee for the ACT
The Public Trustee for the ACT is a Territory Authority whose purpose is to deliver to the ACT community a full range of quality trustee and related services.
Canberra Region Foundations
Beyond Bank Australia
The Beyond Bank Australia Foundation Ltd. raises and distributes charitable funds within the community, and was launched in August 2007. The trust manages two funds: The Community Gift Fund, which receives donations from members of the general public, together with voluntary contributions from Beyond Bank Australia employees; and the Community Support Fund, which is built up by contributions from Beyond Bank Australia's annual profit.
The Snow Foundation
The Snow Foundation was established by two brothers that were born and raised in the ACT and have a strong commitment to the community. The Snow Foundation aims to assist those who are most marginalised.
Asia Pacific Centre for Philanthropy and Social Investment
Australian Journal on Volunteering
The Australian Journal on Volunteering is the only Australian refereed journal that publishes articles exclusively on volunteering.
Queensland University of Technology's Centre of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies
The Centre publishes working papers and makes these available to the philanthropic and nonprofit communities and other interested parties at a small cost.
Community Foundations Gateway
A joint project of Philanthropy Australia, the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal and Community Foundations of Australasia Inc, the Community Foundation Gateway is a comprehensive source of information for those involved in, researching, or interested in becoming involved in community foundations in Australia.