Who we have funded

In our eight years, Hands Across Canberra has donated over $2 .5 million to close to 100 community projects aimed at making a difference to some of our most vulnerable people. Hands Across Canberra has been ensuring its support is spread across all areas of the local community and has funded an extensive range of community needs in a diverse range of sectors.




Grant Purpose


ACT Council of Social Service

Leading Social Change online modules


ACT Down Syndrome

Training for effective digital presentations


Advocacy for Inclusion

App development to empower people with disabilities


Assisting Drug Dependents       [Directions ACT]

Healthy Food Healthy Me extension project 


Asthma Foundation of ACT

Develop an education & treatment program with refugees


Beryl Women

Interpreting services to women suffering abuse



Domestic Violence Crisis Start Up packs



Computor upgrades


Boundless Children's Playground

Benefit from the 2016 Charity House Project


C3 Church Monash 

Expansion of Free Community Lunch Program



Essential technology 


Canberra City Care

Harvest kitchen in Charnwood


Canberra Community Law

Essential technology  



Evaluation of the Aboriginal Human Rights Program


Canberra Men's Centre

Pilot, early intervention in domestic violence (Connect 24)


Canberra PCYC

Assistance for the establishment of the Canberra PCYC Foundation



PCYC Play for Change - Tuggeranong



PCYC Play for Change - Belconnen



Healthy Relationships program


Canberra Rape Crisis Centre

Information management


Care Inc

Connecting Care through the Cloud program


CARHU (with CFMEU Trust)

Build a children's outdoor playground


Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Early intervention sensory inclusion package 



Assist with establishing the community kitchen program


Connections ACT 

Fathering after separation program



Survival packs for sole father families


Council on the Ageing (COTA) ACT

COTA Connects programme


CREATE Foundation

Create Your Future - building confidence through empowerment


Dancing Goddesses

Professional services to incorporate organisation


Directions Health Services 

Training for people working with the impact of drugs


Domestic Violence Crisis Service

Growing Strong' Support Group program


EveryMan Australia

Domestic violence intervention



Benefit from the 2016 Charity House Project



Community order breach support service


Focus Supported Living Foundation

Stay Safe program


Friends of Brain In jured Children ACT 

KICKSTART: Early intervention program for families of young children with brain injury



Bring two specialists to Canberra twice this year for treatment of patients


Galilee Foster Care

Sleeping bags and t-shirts for youth foster camp



Accessible Canberra


Gungahlin Uniting Church and Community Centre

Establish a food pantry 


Hartley Lifecare

Seed funding to establish a specialist information & advocacy service for people with brain injury



Improved management systems



Benefit from the 2016 Charity House Project


Holy Cross Tuckerbox

Development of a permanent kitchen area


Karinya House for Mothers & Babies 

Domestic violence liasion worker



Provide outreach services to clients


Karralika Programs

Children's outdoor playground at treatment house


Kookaburra Kids

Respite and psycho-education for ACT children living in families affected by mental illness


LifeLine Canberra

Crisis support training



Mental health ambassadors



Applied suicide intervention skills training



3 Youth Networx (LyNX) workshops at 3 schools to instil mental health, suicide awareness & resilience skills



Individual items for children in care to empower them to create their own space



Essential technology upgrade  



Grow the grandparenting program



Double the capacity of the mentoring program



Early intervention for young men and domestic violence


Mental Health Foundation

Re-vamp website



Technology creating access


Mental Illness Education ACT

Bullying prevention program


National Heart Foundation (ACT)

Pilot, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander cardiac rehabilitation in the ACT


Newborn Intensive Care Foundation

Kill welfare for the disadvantaged  at birth


No Sweat Fashions

Repair of 14 sewing machines to allow participants to complete qualifications and to develop products


OzHarvest Canberra

Community cooking @ CC Cares



Benefit from the 2016 Charity House Project


Paperworks Inc.

Paper Bridges project to assist vulnerable young people to reconnect with their families


Prisoners Aid

Family support


Riding for the Disabled of ACT  (PEGASUS)

Equine facilitated learning


Safe Shelter

Homelessness support


Salvation Army

Benefit from the 2016 Charity House Project


St Benedicts Community Centre, Queanbeyan

Kitchen support project


St John's Care

Christmas lunch support 


St Vincent De Paul Society

Benefit from the 2016 Charity House Project



VINES: Vinnies, Inspiration, Network, Education, Support



VINES Youth Group Pilot


Tandem Respite Care

Outdoor shade structures and equipment for respite house


Technical Aid to the Disabled ACT (TADACT) 

Capacity building and improving capability at TADACT



Assistance with capital equipment


The Deaf Society

Building healthy relationships  


The Right Direction

Mengineering program


The Shepherd Centre

A Sound Start to School program



Confident Kids- Social Skills program for children with hearing loss 


The Smith Family

An Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls intervention project


The Tongan Association of Canberra & Queanbeyan

Empowering women - Home Away from Home project


The Yellow Van

Commercial dishwasher


This Is My Brave

This is my Brave Australia / Kanangra Community Garden refurbishment


Tjillari Justice Aboriginal Corporation

Galambany Circle sentencing support


Uniting Care

Benefit from the 2016 Charity House Project


Uniting Care Canberra City, Early  Morning Centre

Commercial freezer to store donated food, host Christmas lunch and hampers for shutdown period



Support hosting of Christmas lunch for guests



Operate shower facilities and provide hygiene products for guests



Computer access and literacy 



Essential infrastructure - a fridge



Benefit from the 2016 Charity House Project


Uniting Care Kippax

Rock, Rhythm and Roll, and Drop-In Playgroup project



Rock, Rhythm and Roll, and Drop-In Playgroup project



Playgroup for the disadvantaged



Kippax Connections program


Volunteering and Contact ACT

Volunteering program for migrants 


Women With Disabilities ACT

Access to a circus program and documentary


Women's Centre for Health Matters

Assistance Beyond Crisis


Yeddung Mura Aboriginal Corporation

Dhurrawang community outreach program


YouthCARE Canberra

YouthCARE lifeskills camp



Assistance with the 'tool up' costs to increase outreach capability 


YWCA Canberra

A high tech digital studio where Tuggeranong youth collaborate with industry mentors



Richardson Primary School Computer Clubhouse