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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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    Musica Viva

    Tim Fairfax Family Foundation 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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    Sports Challenge Australia

    The 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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    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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    Human Ventures

    TFFF has given $210,000 to Human Ventures for its Creative Pathways program for young people in Central Western Queensland communities of Tambo, Blackall, Longreach, and their surrounds. Creative Pathways increases skills in creative industries, entrepreneurship, and event management. It offers workshops with established artists;  individual and group mentoring in social enterprise; and capacity building. A highlight of Creative Pathways is the annual Shockwave Festival to showcase skills. TFFF is supporting Human Ventures to transition Creative Pathways to the local communities it serves.

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    Puuya Foundation

    TFFF supports the operations of the Puuya Foundation and has committed $1,320,000 over six years to help create a sustainable and vibrant community in Lockhart River, located on the east coast of the Cape York Peninsula. Puuya means life force and the Foundation’s vision is Strong Culture, Strong Puuya, Strong Future. The Puuya Foundation is building community capacity by focussing on health and wellbeing, education and training, cultural identity, community leadership and confidence, jobs and enterprise.          

Latest News

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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…