• Bangarra Dance Theatre—Rekindling Youth Program Read more

  • Queensland Music Festival brings 'Boomtown' to Gladstone Read more

  • Puuya Foundation—Strong Culture, Strong Puuya, Strong Future Read more

  • We are supporting rural, regional and remote communities in Queensland and Northern Territory View our guidelines


The Tim Fairfax Family Foundation supports Australian charitable organisations and initiatives aimed at addressing the particular needs of communities in rural, remote and regional areas within Queensland and the Northern Territory.

What We Support

  • Stacey Lankester, Jaydifah Boney

    Youth Insearch empowers Queensland’s young people

    Youth Insearch works with at risk young people between the ages of 14 and 20 years, delivering youth intervention programs that support participants to reach their full potential. The organisation has a peer and strength-based focus that supports the ability of young people to help each other. Established in Australia in 1985, Youth Insearch has supported over 29,000 young people to rebuild their lives, and assists around 1,000 young people…

  • Yarrabah Band Festival

    Queensland Music Festival

    The Queensland Music Festival is a biennial statewide celebration of musical excellence that sees the best of local, national and international talent bring every conceivable style of music to Queenslanders from all walks of life, in Brisbane and in regional and remote centres from the Torres Strait to the Gold Coast. Since 1999 the Festival has engaged audiences of more than a million people through projects in 82 regions across…

Latest News

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    TFFF Annual Report for 2014-15

    It is with great pleasure that we share with you the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation’s first Annual Report. Our report provides an overview of the Foundation’s grant making over the 2014-15 financial year. We have taken the opportunity to highlight the work of some of our grantees through inclusion of case studies that we trust you will find interesting and inspiring. We do hope you enjoy our Annual Report and welcome…

  • Helpmann Awards 2016

    TFFF grantees recognised at 2016 Helpmann Awards

    Congratulations to the following current TFFF grantees for their recent success at the 2016 Helpmann Awards. Queensland Theatre Company (QTC) QTC was awarded Best New Australian Work for their musical production of Ladies in Black, written by Carolyn Burns, directed by Simon Phillips with music by Tim Finn. Tim Fairfax Family Foundation provided capacity support to QTC for their Regional Program, 2015-2018. Bangarra Theatre Bangarra took home four Helpmann Awards…

  • Sidney Myer Fund & TFFF Capacity Grants

    Sidney Myer Fund and Tim Fairfax Family Announce Recipients of the 2016 Capacity Building and Sector Strengthening Program

    On 13 July 2016 the Sidney Myer Fund and the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation announced the successful recipients of the co-funded Capacity Building Program for Queensland and Northern Territory artists and arts organisations. Between them, the successful 13 organisations will receive $500,000 over 2016 and 2017. This is the second iteration of this Sidney Myer Fund program and the first co-funded by the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation and the Sidney Myer Fund.…

  • Learning new acrobatic and circus skills in Bundaberg. Photo credit Paul Beutel Photography.

    Bringing circus skills to Bundaberg

      The Circa Crush Project is a collaboration between Bundaberg’s Creative Regions and Brisbane’s Circa circus troupe. The initiative provides circus skills workshops for young people in the Bundaberg region, culminating in a performance by the local youth circus ensemble at Bundaberg’s Crush Festival. Creative Regions successfully secured Festivals Australia funding, part of which will enable Brisbane’s Circa troupe to perform at Crush – excitingly, young local ensemble performers from Bundaberg will also have the opportunity to…

  • CHSC Claire Mallyon with Board

    Central Highlands Science Centre welcomes first Science Centre Coordinator

    TFFF approved multi-year funding in November 2015 to support Central Highlands Science Centre (CHSC) to bring on board their first paid employee in the role of Science Centre Coordinator, and they have recently welcomed local Claire Mallyon into this role. Claire is entrepreneurial, innovative and enthusiastic and she has certainly hit the ground running. In her first month Claire has set up her new office, lent a hand with the term one…

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    FRRR receives special mention for Tackling Tough Times Together at Philanthropy Australia Awards

    Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal received a special mention in the Large Grants category at the recent Philanthropy Awards, hosted by Philanthropy Australia. FRRR received the special mention for their Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT) program. TTTT is a tailored place-based grants program providing resources for real communities to support one another through persistent drought conditions. Follow this link to find out more about the TTTT program.