Networking

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

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. 

Research Organisations

Asia Pacific Centre for Philanthropy and Social Investment

Swinburne University of Technology Melbourne 

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.