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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

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    Crossroad Arts

    In 2014, TFFF donated $45,000 to Crossroad Arts to support delivery of an intergenerational arts project—Finding Ithaka.  The project was delivered in partnership with Blue Care Central Queensland, and celebrated the lives of seniors through artistic and cultural activities. It provided workshops that were held from June-November and culminated in a four-day exhibition of created works and four performances of the original stage play.

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    Sports Challenge Australia

    TFFF contributed $77,000 each year for two years to Sports Challenge Australia in 2012 and 2013 to help deliver a two-year hands-on mentoring program in Timber Creek and Ngukurr in the Northern Territory. The program involved children, adolescents, and teachers, and significantly improved participants’ physical fitness and emotional wellbeing.

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    Musica Viva

    TFFF gave $30,000 each year for three years from 2012-2014 to support Musica Viva’s Equal Music Program in regional and remote Queensland schools. This multi-year commitment has benefited students and teachers in: Far North, Central, and South West Queensland; Mackay; Wide Bay Burnett; and the Darling Downs.

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    Bangarra – Rekindling Program

    TFFF contributed $20,000 to Bangarra in 2012, $100,000 in 2014, and $100,000 in 2015 to support the delivery of their Rekindling program in Cairns, Weipa, Theodore, and Mackay. Rekindling is about sharing stories and traditional culture, transforming them into contemporary dance theatre, to build and strengthen intergenerational and cultural connections within Indigenous communities.

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    Queensland Music Festival

    TFFF contributed $100,000 each year for three years from 2013-2015 in support of Queensland Music Festival’s community engagement initiatives throughout Queensland, with particular focus on regional and remote communities, including Tambo, Gladstone, Cape York, and Yarrabah.  TFFF previously supported QMF’s work in Charleville with The Road We’re On (2009),  Charleville Choral Project (2010), as well as the Torres Strait Island Music Extension Project (2011).

Latest News

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    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.

  • Sidney Myer Fund and Tim Fairfax Family Foundation Collaborate to Support Queensland and the Northern Territory’s Independent Live Performance Sector

    On Wednesday 9 March 2016 the Sidney Myer Fund and the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation announced that their co-funded Capacity Building Program for Queensland and Northern Territory artists and small to medium arts organisations was open for application. The program will provide grants of up to $50,000 split into two equal payments over two years for independent companies and collectives working in Queensland and Northern Territory. Last year, the program…

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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…

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    Tim Fairfax Family Foundation Invests in Queensland Arts

    Tim Fairfax Family Foundation has collaborated with a consortium of private and public funders in Queensland to establish the Arts Business Innovation Fund. Its purpose is to encourage  more financially sustainable cultural and arts enterprises. ABIF is an innovative, first-of-its-kind initiative that will provide opportunities for organisations to invest in business ideas and enterprises, as opposed to having funds restricted to creating art and delivering public programs. TFFF Executive Officer, Sam Jorgensen, says: “Straight away we…