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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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    Topology Inc – “Top Up” Community and Education program and “Launchpad” mentoring program

    Established 1997 in South-East Queensland, Topology is an internationally acclaimed, award winning quintet and not-for-profit music organisation. Topology is passionate about music education and strives to make quality music experiences accessible, inspiring and affordable for anyone and everyone – regardless of age, musical interest and ability, financial capacity or geography. TFFF approved capacity support to enable Topology to expand and deepen the impact of its award-winning community and education program…

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    Bangarra Dance Theatre – Rekindling Program

    TFFF has committed to supporting Bangarra Dance Theatre to deliver their successful Rekindling program in the communities of Yarrabah, Mackay, Thursday Island and Cherbourg over the next four years. Rekindling inspires pride, kinship, positive life choices and a sense of custodianship in young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders through the sharing of stories and traditional culture, that are then transformed into contemporary dance theatre. The program works with secondary students…

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…