• Our organisations have inspiring stories to share in our latest Annual Report. Waltja in Titjikala, photo Russell Shakespeare. Annual Report 2017

  • Inclusivity is at the heart of Crossroad Arts' work in Mackay. Photo Russell Shakespeare. See where our organisations work

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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

  • Pathways to Resilience

    Pathways to Resilience Trust (Pathways) works towards the vision of ‘Resilient Kids, Positive Families, Strong Communities’. The Pathways team build sustainable capacity in communities by engaging directly with students, educators and families to implement social and emotional skills-building programs. These programs empower individuals to understand and enhance wellbeing outcomes for themselves and those in their care. The Community Wellbeing and Empowerment Program will enable Pathways to deliver tailored programs aimed at building social and emotional wellbeing skills…

  • arTour

    arTour is Queensland’s centre of contemporary arts touring knowledge. arTour supports performing artists and producers to tour work through regional Queensland and nationally and also assists Queensland presenters to program performance work for their local audiences. arTour is working with eight local government areas to create a new performing arts touring circuit in Western Queensland, providing a structured network of local councils who will make joint decisions about the artistic work that travels to their region. TFFF approved multi-year…

  • GIVIT – Goods for Good Causes

    GIVIT is a national organisation whose ambition it is ‘to connect those who have with those who need’. GIVIT facilitates the transfer of new, near-new or gently used goods, or cash for goods, from donors within the community directly to charities and their clients via their online giving portal. This matching service is provided free of charge to charities that work directly with marginalised, disadvantaged and vulnerable people. Since its…

  • The Puuya Approach

    The Puuya Foundation was initiated in the remote Cape York Aboriginal community of Lockhart River (650 people). It is an independent, non-profit secular foundation, established to strengthen people’s puuya (life force in Kuuku Ya’u language).  This means taking responsibility for developing leadership, improving competence and having the confidence to invest in and work towards ‘closing the gap’ at Lockhart River and beyond. Since 2008, the Puuya Foundation has been working…

Latest News

  • TFFF launch our 2016-17 Annual Report

    It is with great pleasure that the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation shares with you our 2016-17 Annual Report. We hope you enjoy reading the report and the case studies contained within, and welcome any comments you may have.

  • A New Approach for Australia’s Cultural Sector

    Australia lacks a public, expert, independent voice championing investment and return in arts and culture. Defending and promoting the benefit of intellectual and creative life as a critical crucible of the national future is proving to be increasingly difficult. Australia needs an informed independent entity which has the necessary resources and public authority to advance a coherent, comprehensive policy position from which we might build better political and institutional settings…

  • 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.…