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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

  • Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

    Strand Ephemera brings sculpture to the seaside

    Townsville’s Strand Ephemera 2017 is a free biennial outdoor sculpture festival focusing on “ephemeral” pieces that encourage artists to use inexpensive materials for a temporary outdoor art exhibition.  Curated by Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, the Festival has grown to become a nationally significant outdoor sculpture festival previously attracting 140,000 visitors to The Strand. The Strand Ephemera School Project will engage renowned artistic duo Alfredo and Isabel Acquilizan to deliver contemporary arts workshops with ten schools in regional Queensland,…

  • Speed mentoring at WOW Katherine

    Celebrating women at Katherine’s Women of the World Festival 2016

    TFFF has committed to supporting the Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre to deliver the Women of the World Festival (WoW) in Katherine, September 2016. WOW is a global festival that originated at London’s Southbank Centre and celebrates the formidable strength and inventiveness of girls and women. Each WoW festival is unique to its time and place. WoW Katherine will celebrate local Indigenous and non-Indigenous women who have forged extraordinary lives in isolation with lack of access to basic resources…

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    Tackling Tough Times Together with FRRR

    Following support for the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal’s (FRRR) Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT) grants program from September 2014 to April 2016, TFFF approved an additional two years of support for the program. TTTT aims to provide support to rural and regional Queensland communities that have been impacted by various hardships, especially drought. Funding will support community based activities that both help to relieve current stressors and symptoms, as well as reduce…

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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…

  • Rekindling in Mackay (Photo credit Tiffany Parker)

    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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    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…

  • Helpmann Awards 2016

    TFFF grantees recognised at 2016 Helpmann Awards

    Congratulations to the following current TFFF grantees for their recent success at the 2016 Helpmann Awards. Queensland Theatre Company (QTC) QTC was awarded Best New Australian Work for their musical production of Ladies in Black, written by Carolyn Burns, directed by Simon Phillips with music by Tim Finn. Tim Fairfax Family Foundation provided capacity support to QTC for their Regional Program, 2015-2018. Bangarra Theatre Bangarra took home four Helpmann Awards…

  • Sidney Myer Fund & TFFF Capacity Grants

    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.…

  • Learning new acrobatic and circus skills in Bundaberg. Photo credit Paul Beutel Photography.

    Bringing circus skills to Bundaberg

      The Circa Crush Project is a collaboration between Bundaberg’s Creative Regions and Brisbane’s Circa circus troupe. The initiative provides circus skills workshops for young people in the Bundaberg region, culminating in a performance by the local youth circus ensemble at Bundaberg’s Crush Festival. Creative Regions successfully secured Festivals Australia funding, part of which will enable Brisbane’s Circa troupe to perform at Crush – excitingly, young local ensemble performers from Bundaberg will also have the opportunity to…

  • CHSC Claire Mallyon with Board

    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.