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.


 

 

Organisation

Grant Purpose

Amount

ACT Council of Social Service

Leading Social Change online modules

$20,000

ACT Down Syndrome

Training for effective digital presentations

$6,648

Advocacy for Inclusion

App development to empower people with disabilities

$2,500

Assisting Drug Dependents       [Directions ACT]

Healthy Food Healthy Me extension project 

$10,000

Asthma Foundation of ACT

Develop an education & treatment program with refugees

$6,000

Beryl Women

Interpreting services to women suffering abuse

 $5,000

 

Domestic Violence Crisis Start Up packs

$9,900

 

Computor upgrades

$4,996

Boundless Children’s Playground

Benefit from the 2016 Charity House Project

$1,133,000

C3 Church Monash 

Expansion of Free Community Lunch Program

$9,738

 

Essential technology 

$2,500

Canberra City Care

Harvest kitchen in Charnwood

$20,000

Canberra Community Law

Essential technology  

$3,036

 

Evaluation of the Aboriginal Human Rights Program

$10,000

Canberra Men's Centre

Pilot, early intervention in domestic violence (Connect 24)

 $5,000

Canberra PCYC

Assistance for the establishment of the Canberra PCYC Foundation

$5,000

 

PCYC Play for Change - Tuggeranong

$10,000

 

PCYC Play for Change - Belconnen

$10,000

 

Healthy Relationships program

$10,000

Canberra Rape Crisis Centre

Information management

$9,000

Care Inc

Connecting Care through the Cloud program

$9,984

CARHU (with CFMEU Trust)

Build a children's outdoor playground

$50,000

Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Early intervention sensory inclusion package 

$5,743

Communities@Work

Assist with establishing the community kitchen program

$10,000

Connections ACT 

Fathering after separation program

$10,000

 

Survival packs for sole father families

$10,000

Council on the Ageing (COTA) ACT

COTA Connects programme

$10,000

CREATE Foundation

Create Your Future - building confidence through empowerment

$8,874

Dancing Goddesses

Professional services to incorporate organisation

$680

Directions Health Services 

Training for people working with the impact of drugs

$9,984

Domestic Violence Crisis Service

Growing Strong' Support Group program

$4,974

EveryMan Australia

Domestic violence intervention

$9,600

 

Benefit from the 2016 Charity House Project

$34,333

 

Community order breach support service

$9,400

Focus Supported Living Foundation

Stay Safe program

 $5,400

Friends of Brain In jured Children ACT 

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

$5,000

 

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

Getaboutable

Accessible Canberra

$10,000

Gungahlin Uniting Church and Community Centre

Establish a food pantry 

$5,000

Hartley Lifecare

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

$5,000

 

Improved management systems

$7,920

 

Benefit from the 2016 Charity House Project

$309,000

Holy Cross Tuckerbox

Development of a permanent kitchen area

$8,360

Karinya House for Mothers & Babies 

Domestic violence liasion worker

 $10,000

 

Provide outreach services to clients

$5,000

Karralika Programs

Children’s outdoor playground at treatment house

$5,000

Kookaburra Kids

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

$10,000

LifeLine Canberra

Crisis support training

$9,520

 

Mental health ambassadors

$10,000

 

Applied suicide intervention skills training

$10,000

 

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

 

Essential technology upgrade  

$5,000

 

Grow the grandparenting program

$10,000

Menslink

Double the capacity of the mentoring program

$9,200

 

Early intervention for young men and domestic violence

$9,800

Mental Health Foundation

Re-vamp website

$5,350

 

Technology creating access

$4,701

Mental Illness Education ACT

Bullying prevention program

$9,939

National Heart Foundation (ACT)

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

$5,000

Newborn Intensive Care Foundation

Kill welfare for the disadvantaged  at birth

$1,000

No Sweat Fashions

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

$5,000

OzHarvest Canberra

Community cooking @ CC Cares

$5,000

Ozhelp

Benefit from the 2016 Charity House Project

$34,333

Paperworks Inc.

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

$9,648

Prisoners Aid

Family support

$2,500

Riding for the Disabled of ACT  (PEGASUS)

Equine facilitated learning

$6,300

Safe Shelter

Homelessness support

$5,000

Salvation Army

Benefit from the 2016 Charity House Project

$34,333

St Benedicts Community Centre, Queanbeyan

Kitchen support project

$2,000

St John’s Care

Christmas lunch support 

$2,000

St Vincent De Paul Society

Benefit from the 2016 Charity House Project

$34,333

 

VINES: Vinnies, Inspiration, Network, Education, Support

$10,000

 

VINES Youth Group Pilot

$10,000

Tandem Respite Care

Outdoor shade structures and equipment for respite house

$5,000

Technical Aid to the Disabled ACT (TADACT) 

Capacity building and improving capability at TADACT

$4,948

 

Assistance with capital equipment

$10,000

The Deaf Society

Building healthy relationships  

$3,000

The Right Direction

Mengineering program

$10,000

The Shepherd Centre

A Sound Start to School program

$9,500

 

Confident Kids- Social Skills program for children with hearing loss 

$9,490

The Smith Family

An Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls intervention project

$6,440

The Tongan Association of Canberra & Queanbeyan

Empowering women - Home Away from Home project

$10,000

The Yellow Van

Commercial dishwasher

$6,000

This Is My Brave

This is my Brave Australia / Kanangra Community Garden refurbishment

$5,000

Tjillari Justice Aboriginal Corporation

Galambany Circle sentencing support

$10,000

Uniting Care

Benefit from the 2016 Charity House Project

$34,333

Uniting Care Canberra City, Early  Morning Centre

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

$5,000

 

Support hosting of Christmas lunch for guests

$2,000

 

Operate shower facilities and provide hygiene products for guests

$2,000

 

Computer access and literacy 

$4,150

 

Essential infrastructure – a fridge

$1,798

 

Benefit from the 2016 Charity House Project

$34,333

Uniting Care Kippax

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

 $9,410

 

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

$7,950

 

Playgroup for the disadvantaged

$9,640

 

Kippax Connections program

$10,000

Volunteering and Contact ACT

Volunteering program for migrants 

$10,000

Women With Disabilities ACT

Access to a circus program and documentary

$5,000

Women’s Centre for Health Matters

Assistance Beyond Crisis

$10,000

Yeddung Mura Aboriginal Corporation

Dhurrawang community outreach program

$10,000

YouthCARE Canberra

YouthCARE lifeskills camp

$10,000

 

Assistance with the ‘tool up” costs to increase outreach capability 

$10,000

YWCA Canberra

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

$10,000

 

Richardson Primary School Computer Clubhouse

$10,000