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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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    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…

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    Flying Arts calls for entries to the Queensland Regional Art Awards

    Our friends at Flying Arts are inviting all artists living in regional and remote Queensland to enter the annual Queensland Regional Art Awards.  There are more than $15,000 in prizes to be won, which includes being part of the 2015 Queensland Exhibition Tour. Flying Arts says “the program aims to highlight the wealth of creative talent located outside the capital city and provide a platform for further professional and career development.” Applications close…