Who We Help

There are currently over 250 charities and community service organisations who we engage, assist and support every day. We create campaigns to encourage philanthropy and make it easier for Canberrans to give – to the community as a whole or to their charity of choice – through the Foundation.

Financial security is the critical base that enables our most vulnerable to achieve self-sufficiency, increase the quality of life and build strong futures and Hands Across Canberra invests in programs that strengthen our community from the bottom up. 

Hands Across Canberra helps to keep the wealth that is created locally within the local Canberra community. 

We exist to support, build capacity and empower local charities and community organisations associated with us and we work to enhance their ability to support Canberra’s most vulnerable people. We are deeply familiar with their needs and opportunities because we work with them on a regular basis. 

With the increased capacity we expect that more local community organisations will register for our support and apply for grants. We focus on creating sustainable organisations and we build relationships between charities and community organisations, with the community at large as well as with Government.

To find a charity working with people in your area of interest you can be searched through our registered charities here. For example if you would like to donate to a local children's charity - enter 'children' in the search bar.