Who we have funded

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The incredible generosity of Canberrans has enabled Hands Across Canberra to support the causes you care about.  In our five years, we have donated over $280,000 to 39 community projects aimed at making a difference to some of our most vulnerable people. These have included:

Organisation Purpose of grant Amount
Advocacy for Inclusion An app to empower people with disabilities to be involved in decision-making & take control of their lives $2,500
Assisting Drug Dependents Inc [Directions ACT] Healthy Food Healthy Me Extension Project to help people in rehabilitation to achieve a hospitality qualification $10,000
Asthma Foundation of ACT Develop an education & treatment program with refugee clients at Companion House $6,000
Beryl Women Inc. Interpreting Services to women. Special assistance to women suffering abuse who come from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.  $5,000
Beryl Women Inc. Domestic Violence Crisis Start Up Packs with food, transport & educational supplies for children to attend school. $9,900
 Canberra Men's Centre Connect 24. Pilot Project, early intervention in domestic violence.   $5,000
Canberra PCYC Assist in establishing the Canberra PCYC Foundation $5,000
CARHU (with CFMEU Trust) Build a children's outdoor playground $50,000
Communities@Work Assist with establishing the Community Kitchen Program $10,000
ConnectionsACT Survival Packs for Sole Father Families – essential items to improve living conditions whilst obtaining employment & safe & secure permanent accommodation. $10,000
Dancing Goddesses Professional services to incorporate organisation $680
Focus Supported Living Foundation  Stay Safe Program  $5,400
Friends of Brain Injured Children Bring two specialists to Canberra twice this year for treatment of patients $4,600
Galilee Foster Care Sleeping bags and t-shirts for youth foster camp $5,000
Gungahlin Uniting Church and Community Centre Establish a food pantry for clients to access low and no cost food in times of need $5,000
Hartley Lifecare Seed funding to establish a specialist information & advocacy service for people with brain injury $5,000
Karinya House for Mothers & Babies Inc.  Karinya House for Mothers & Babies Inc. Domestic Violence Liasion Worker. Targeted assistance for women suffering domestic violence  $10,000
Karinya House for Mothers & Babies Inc.  Provide outreach services to clients $5,000
Karralika Programs Inc Children’s outdoor playground at treatment house $5,000
Lifeline Canberra Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Trainingfor Mr Fluffy affected communities $10,000
Lifeline Canberra To run 3 Youth Networx (LyNX) workshops at 3 schools to instil mental health, suicide awareness & resilience skills $10,000
Marymead Individual items for children in care to empower them to create their own space $5,000
Menslink  Early intervention for young men and domestic violence $9,800
Menslink Double the capacity of the mentoring program $9,200
National Heart Foundation (ACT Division) Fund a pilot to develop and implement the first Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Cardiac Rehabilitation in the ACT. $5,000
No Sweat Fashions Repair of 14 sewing machines to allow participants to complete qualifications and to develop products $5,000
Paperworks Inc. Paper Bridges project with Ted Noffs Foundation to assist vulnerable young people to reconnect with their families $9,648
St John’s Care Support Christmas lunch (in conjunction with Greater Good and Snow Foundation) $2,000
Tandem Respite Care Outdoor shade structures and equipment for respite house $5,000
TADACT (Technical Aid for the Disabled) Assistance with capital equipment to improve the work of the organisation  $10,000
The Smith Family Aboriginal Girls Project. An Aboriginal girls intervention project $6,440
The Tongan Association of Canberra & Queanbeyan Inc. Empowering Women Home Away from Home project $10,000
The Yellow Van Commercial dishwasher $6,000
Uniting Care Canberra City, Early Morning Centre Commercial freezer to store donated food, host first Christmas lunch and hampers for shutdown period $5,000
Uniting Care Canberra City, Early Morning Centre Support hosting of Christmas lunch for guests $2,000
Uniting Care Canberra City, Early Morning Centre Operate shower facilities and provide hygiene products for guests $2,000
Uniting Care Kippax Rock, Rhythm and Roll, and Drop-In Playgroup Project  $9,410
Women With Disabilities ACT Allow women to access a circus program and create a documentary to show people with disabilities in a positive light (in addition to $5,000 from Snow Foundation) $5,000
YWCA Canberra For the Computer Clubhouse – a high tech digital studio where Tuggeranong youth collaborate with industry mentors $10,000
    $280,578