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TFFF supports initiatives that aim to redress isolation, especially those targeting specific imbalances within communities.


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grants approved
$159,710
average grant size
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multi-year commitments

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Students navigating new technologies in The Ideas Box, Mapoon. Photo credit State Library of Queensland

Case Study

State Library of Queensland – The Ideas Box

In 2015, TFFF contributed $57,000 to State Library of Queensland (SLQ) in support of the delivery of the Ideas Box pilot in Mapoon and Kowanyama in Far North Queensland. TFFF supported the employment and training of two locally based Indigenous Coordinators to oversee programming and delivery for six months in each community.

An initiative of Libraries Without Borders (LWB), the Ideas Box is designed to bring equitable access to education and information to vulnerable populations.  The Ideas Box is a portable mixed-media centre that fits on two pallets and can be installed anywhere in less than 30 minutes.  Contents are customised to recipient communities and may include books, e-readers, laptops, iPads or tablets, 3G/4G Internet, films, educational apps, video cameras and arts materials.

Providing an alternative to Indigenous Knowledge Centres in communities in which no such infrastructure is present, the Ideas Box responds to a need for community access to information and communication technologies as well as education resources. The initiative also aims to strengthen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural identity and pride through recording, sharing and celebrating cultural heritage. It also provides opportunities for skill development and access to employment pathways for the Indigenous Coordinators.

The Ideas Box was launched in July 2015 in Mapoon where it will remain until its removal and reinstallation in Kowanyama in January 2016. Weekly usage of the Ideas Box continues to increase in Mapoon, with membership growing from 56 to 122 in September 2015. To date activities have included delivery of a school holiday program in partnership with the PCYC, facilitating research projects and supporting the delivery of adult literacy programs.

“I want them to dream, believe, and not have any barriers regardless of where they are” – Lesley Acres, Field Officer, State Library of Queensland

Watch this short video from SLQ to learn more about The Ideas Box.


Community Initiatives Supported in 2014-2015

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Tackling Tough Times Together

A grant program to assist Queensland communities affected by drought to access resources and support.

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Tackling Tough Times Together

A grant program to assist Queensland communities affected by drought to access resources and support.

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Tackling Tough Times Together

A grant program to assist Queensland communities affected by drought to access resources and support.

Youth Service Providers

Youth Cre8 Kuranda

Improving community cohesion through development of a safe and collaborative drop-in centre to engage and support young people in Kuranda.

Association of Northern, Kimberley and Arnhem Aboriginal Artists

Arts Worker Extension Program

To support the participation of six Aboriginal arts workers from the Northern Territory in an intensive professional development program aimed at increasing the number of Aboriginal people holding significant management roles within Aboriginal Art Centres.

Association of Northern, Kimberley and Arnhem Aboriginal Artists

Arts Worker Extension Program

To support the participation of six Aboriginal arts workers from the Northern Territory in an intensive professional development program aimed at increasing the number of Aboriginal people holding significant management roles within Aboriginal Art Centres.

Association of Northern, Kimberley and Arnhem Aboriginal Artists

Arts Worker Extension Program

To support the participation of six Aboriginal arts workers from the Northern Territory in an intensive professional development program aimed at increasing the number of Aboriginal people holding significant management roles within Aboriginal Art Centres.

Association of Northern, Kimberley and Arnhem Aboriginal Artists

Arts Worker Extension Program

To support the participation of six Aboriginal arts workers from the Northern Territory in an intensive professional development program aimed at increasing the number of Aboriginal people holding significant management roles within Aboriginal Art Centres.

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association

Regional Music Development Program

Improve social cohesion, employment opportunities, educational attainment and positive and healthy living through in remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory.

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association

Regional Music Development Program

Improve social cohesion, employment opportunities, educational attainment and positive and healthy living through in remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory.

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association

Regional Music Development Program

Improve social cohesion, employment opportunities, educational attainment and positive and healthy living through in remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory.

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association

Regional Music Development Program

Improve social cohesion, employment opportunities, educational attainment and positive and healthy living through in remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory.

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association

Regional Music Development Program

Improve social cohesion, employment opportunities, educational attainment and positive and healthy living through in remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory.

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association

Regional Music Development Program

Improve social cohesion, employment opportunities, educational attainment and positive and healthy living through in remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory.

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association

Regional Music Development Program

Improve social cohesion, employment opportunities, educational attainment and positive and healthy living through in remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory.

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association

Regional Music Development Program

Improve social cohesion, employment opportunities, educational attainment and positive and healthy living through in remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory.

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association

Regional Music Development Program

Improve social cohesion, employment opportunities, educational attainment and positive and healthy living through in remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory.

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association

Regional Music Development Program

Improve social cohesion, employment opportunities, educational attainment and positive and healthy living through in remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory.

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association

Regional Music Development Program

Improve social cohesion, employment opportunities, educational attainment and positive and healthy living through in remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory.

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association

Regional Music Development Program

Improve social cohesion, employment opportunities, educational attainment and positive and healthy living through in remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory.

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Tackling Tough Times Together

A grant program to assist Queensland communities affected by drought to access resources and support.

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Tackling Tough Times Together

A grant program to assist Queensland communities affected by drought to access resources and support.

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Tackling Tough Times Together

A grant program to assist Queensland communities affected by drought to access resources and support.

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Tackling Tough Times Together

A grant program to assist Queensland communities affected by drought to access resources and support.

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Tackling Tough Times Together

A grant program to assist Queensland communities affected by drought to access resources and support.

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Tackling Tough Times Together

A grant program to assist Queensland communities affected by drought to access resources and support.

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Tackling Tough Times Together

A grant program to assist Queensland communities affected by drought to access resources and support.

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Tackling Tough Times Together

A grant program to assist Queensland communities affected by drought to access resources and support.

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Tackling Tough Times Together

A grant program to assist Queensland communities affected by drought to access resources and support.

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Tackling Tough Times Together

A grant program to assist Queensland communities affected by drought to access resources and support.

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Tackling Tough Times Together

A grant program to assist Queensland communities affected by drought to access resources and support.

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Tackling Tough Times Together

A grant program to assist Queensland communities affected by drought to access resources and support.

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Tackling Tough Times Together

A grant program to assist Queensland communities affected by drought to access resources and support.

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Tackling Tough Times Together

A grant program to assist Queensland communities affected by drought to access resources and support.

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Tackling Tough Times Together

A grant program to assist Queensland communities affected by drought to access resources and support.

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Tackling Tough Times Together

A grant program to assist Queensland communities affected by drought to access resources and support.

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Tackling Tough Times Together

A grant program to assist Queensland communities affected by drought to access resources and support.

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Tackling Tough Times Together

A grant program to assist Queensland communities affected by drought to access resources and support.

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Tackling Tough Times Together

A grant program to assist Queensland communities affected by drought to access resources and support.

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Tackling Tough Times Together

A grant program to assist Queensland communities affected by drought to access resources and support.

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Tackling Tough Times Together

A grant program to assist Queensland communities affected by drought to access resources and support.

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Tackling Tough Times Together

A grant program to assist Queensland communities affected by drought to access resources and support.

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Tackling Tough Times Together

A grant program to assist Queensland communities affected by drought to access resources and support.

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Tackling Tough Times Together

A grant program to assist Queensland communities affected by drought to access resources and support.

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Tackling Tough Times Together

A grant program to assist Queensland communities affected by drought to access resources and support.

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Tackling Tough Times Together

A grant program to assist Queensland communities affected by drought to access resources and support.

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Tackling Tough Times Together

A grant program to assist Queensland communities affected by drought to access resources and support.

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Tackling Tough Times Together

A grant program to assist Queensland communities affected by drought to access resources and support.

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Tackling Tough Times Together

A grant program to assist Queensland communities affected by drought to access resources and support.

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Tackling Tough Times Together

A grant program to assist Queensland communities affected by drought to access resources and support.

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Tackling Tough Times Together

A grant program to assist Queensland communities affected by drought to access resources and support.

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Tackling Tough Times Together

A grant program to assist Queensland communities affected by drought to access resources and support.

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Tackling Tough Times Together

A grant program to assist Queensland communities affected by drought to access resources and support.

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Tackling Tough Times Together

A grant program to assist Queensland communities affected by drought to access resources and support.

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Tackling Tough Times Together

A grant program to assist Queensland communities affected by drought to access resources and support.

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Tackling Tough Times Together

A grant program to assist Queensland communities affected by drought to access resources and support.

Holyoake

DRUMBEAT Far North Queensland Facilitator Training Program

Delivery of the DRUMBEAT Accredited Facilitator program to professionals in Far North Queensland.

Holyoake

DRUMBEAT Far North Queensland Facilitator Training Program

Delivery of the DRUMBEAT Accredited Facilitator program to professionals in Far North Queensland.

Human Ventures

Extension of Creative Pathways Shockwave Transition Strategy

Supporting the transition of Shockwave Program, aimed at developing young people’s skills in creative industries, enterprise development and event production, to communities in Central West Queensland.

Human Ventures

Extension of Creative Pathways Shockwave Transition Strategy

Supporting the transition of Shockwave Program, aimed at developing young people’s skills in creative industries, enterprise development and event production, to communities in Central West Queensland.

Pathways to Resilience Trust

Building Community Resilience Regional Tour

Strengthening communities capacity to respond to challenging circumstances through the delivery of resilience building workshops and sessions for children, teachers, parents and general community members.

Pathways to Resilience Trust

Building Community Resilience Regional Tour

Strengthening communities capacity to respond to challenging circumstances through the delivery of resilience building workshops and sessions for children, teachers, parents and general community members.

Pathways to Resilience Trust

Building Community Resilience Regional Tour

Strengthening communities capacity to respond to challenging circumstances through the delivery of resilience building workshops and sessions for children, teachers, parents and general community members.

Pathways to Resilience Trust

Building Community Resilience Regional Tour

Strengthening communities capacity to respond to challenging circumstances through the delivery of resilience building workshops and sessions for children, teachers, parents and general community members.

Pathways to Resilience Trust

Building Community Resilience Regional Tour

Strengthening communities capacity to respond to challenging circumstances through the delivery of resilience building workshops and sessions for children, teachers, parents and general community members.

Pathways to Resilience Trust

Building Community Resilience Regional Tour

Strengthening communities capacity to respond to challenging circumstances through the delivery of resilience building workshops and sessions for children, teachers, parents and general community members.

Pathways to Resilience Trust

Building Community Resilience Regional Tour

Strengthening communities capacity to respond to challenging circumstances through the delivery of resilience building workshops and sessions for children, teachers, parents and general community members.

Pathways to Resilience Trust

Building Community Resilience Regional Tour

Strengthening communities capacity to respond to challenging circumstances through the delivery of resilience building workshops and sessions for children, teachers, parents and general community members.

Pathways to Resilience Trust

Building Community Resilience Regional Tour

Strengthening communities capacity to respond to challenging circumstances through the delivery of resilience building workshops and sessions for children, teachers, parents and general community members.

Pathways to Resilience Trust

Building Community Resilience Regional Tour

Strengthening communities capacity to respond to challenging circumstances through the delivery of resilience building workshops and sessions for children, teachers, parents and general community members.

Pathways to Resilience Trust

Building Community Resilience Regional Tour

Strengthening communities capacity to respond to challenging circumstances through the delivery of resilience building workshops and sessions for children, teachers, parents and general community members.

School for Social Entrepreneurs

Building Regional Social Entrepreneurship in Queensland

Establishment of the Social Change 101 program to support the development of social entrepreneurs in Townsville and Cairns.

State Library of Queensland

The Ideas Box pilot

Supporting the employment of local Indigenous Coordinators in Far North Queensland to support delivery of The Ideas Box Pilot, a portable mixed-media centre enabling the remote Indigenous communities of Mapoon and Kowanyama to access technology and creative and learning opportunities.

Youth Service Providers

Youth Cre8 Kuranda

Improving community cohesion through development of a safe and collaborative drop-in centre to engage and support young people in Kuranda.

Youth Service Providers

Youth Cre8 Kuranda

Improving community cohesion through development of a safe and collaborative drop-in centre to engage and support young people in Kuranda.

Phunktional

The Yumpla Project: A Healthy Relationships Partnership Project, Phase 1

An arts and health partnership project aimed at addressing risk-taking behaviour in young people living in Far North Queensland.

Phunktional

The Yumpla Project: A Healthy Relationships Partnership Project, Phase 1

An arts and health partnership project aimed at addressing risk-taking behaviour in young people living in Far North Queensland.

Phunktional

The Yumpla Project: A Healthy Relationships Partnership Project, Phase 1

An arts and health partnership project aimed at addressing risk-taking behaviour in young people living in Far North Queensland.

Phunktional

The Yumpla Project: A Healthy Relationships Partnership Project, Phase 1

An arts and health partnership project aimed at addressing risk-taking behaviour in young people living in Far North Queensland.

Phunktional

The Yumpla Project: A Healthy Relationships Partnership Project, Phase 2

An arts and health partnership project aimed at addressing risk-taking behaviour in young people living in Far North Queensland.

Phunktional

The Yumpla Project: A Healthy Relationships Partnership Project, Phase 2

An arts and health partnership project aimed at addressing risk-taking behaviour in young people living in Far North Queensland.

Phunktional

The Yumpla Project: A Healthy Relationships Partnership Project, Phase 2

An arts and health partnership project aimed at addressing risk-taking behaviour in young people living in Far North Queensland.

Phunktional

The Yumpla Project: A Healthy Relationships Partnership Project, Phase 2

An arts and health partnership project aimed at addressing risk-taking behaviour in young people living in Far North Queensland.

Phunktional

The Yumpla Project: A Healthy Relationships Partnership Project, Phase 1

An arts and health partnership project aimed at addressing risk-taking behaviour in young people living in Far North Queensland.

Phunktional

The Yumpla Project: A Healthy Relationships Partnership Project, Phase 2

An arts and health partnership project aimed at addressing risk-taking behaviour in young people living in Far North Queensland.

YWCA of Darwin

Women of Worth (WOW), Northern Territory

A pilot program within the Darwin Correctional Centre aimed at reducing recidivism by providing incarcerated women with practical support to facilitate their successful transition back into families and communities.

Youth Service Providers

Youth Cre8 Kuranda

Improving community cohesion through development of a safe and collaborative drop-in centre to engage and support young people in Kuranda.

Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation

Art and Culture Social Media Project

Supporting a trainee to develop a social media resource manual to be used to communicate to community members: how social media works; how it can be used for positive benefits (including for small business enterprise) and the limitations and future implications of information uploaded and stored for public viewing.

State Library of Queensland

The Ideas Box pilot

Supporting the employment of local Indigenous Coordinators in Far North Queensland to support delivery of The Ideas Box Pilot, a portable mixed-media centre enabling the remote Indigenous communities of Mapoon and Kowanyama to access technology and creative and learning opportunities.

Shelter Housing Action Cairns

Breaking the Cycle of Intergenerational Homelessness

Supporting the employment of Tenancy Financial Support Workers and a Consumer Advocate to provide financial guidance and mentoring to people who are homeless or at risk of homlessness.

School for Social Entrepreneurs

Building Regional Social Entrepreneurship in Queensland

Establishment of the Social Change 101 program to support the development of social entrepreneurs in Townsville and Cairns.

Puuya Foundation

A Sustainable Foundation for a Sustainable Community

Towards the strategic development of the Puuya Foundation which is aimed entirely at building the capacity and vibrancy of the Lockhart River Aboriginal community.

Pathways to Resilience Trust

Building Community Resilience Regional Tour

Strengthening communities capacity to respond to challenging circumstances through the delivery of resilience building workshops and sessions for children, teachers, parents and general community members.

Human Ventures

Extension of Creative Pathways Shockwave Transition Strategy

Supporting the transition of Shockwave Program, aimed at developing young people’s skills in creative industries, enterprise development and event production, to communities in Central West Queensland.

Holyoake

DRUMBEAT Far North Queensland Facilitator Training Program

Delivery of the DRUMBEAT Accredited Facilitator program to professionals in Far North Queensland.

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Tackling Tough Times Together

A grant program to assist Queensland communities affected by drought to access resources and support.

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association

Regional Music Development Program

Improve social cohesion, employment opportunities, educational attainment and positive and healthy living through in remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory.

Association of Northern, Kimberley and Arnhem Aboriginal Artists

Arts Worker Extension Program

To support the participation of six Aboriginal arts workers from the Northern Territory in an intensive professional development program aimed at increasing the number of Aboriginal people holding significant management roles within Aboriginal Art Centres.

$155,000 ($466,000 over 3 years)

To support the participation of six Aboriginal arts workers from the Northern Territory in an intensive professional development program aimed at increasing the number of Aboriginal people holding significant management roles within Aboriginal Art Centres.

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association  - Regional Music Development Program
$60,000 ($120,000 over 2 years)

Improve social cohesion, employment opportunities, educational attainment and positive and healthy living through in remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory.

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal  - Tackling Tough Times Together
$610,000

A grant program to assist Queensland communities affected by drought to access resources and support.

Holyoake  - DRUMBEAT Far North Queensland Facilitator Training Program
$69,000 ($195,000 over 3 years)

Delivery of the DRUMBEAT Accredited Facilitator program to professionals in Far North Queensland.

Human Ventures  - Extension of Creative Pathways Shockwave Transition Strategy
$35,000 ($110,000 over 2 years)

Supporting the transition of Shockwave Program, aimed at developing young people’s skills in creative industries, enterprise development and event production, to communities in Central West Queensland.

Pathways to Resilience Trust  - Building Community Resilience Regional Tour
$71,000 ($221,000 over 3 years)

Strengthening communities capacity to respond to challenging circumstances through the delivery of resilience building workshops and sessions for children, teachers, parents and general community members.

Phunktional  - The Yumpla Project: A Healthy Relationships Partnership Project, Phase 1
$22,000

An arts and health partnership project aimed at addressing risk-taking behaviour in young people living in Far North Queensland.

Phunktional  - The Yumpla Project: A Healthy Relationships Partnership Project, Phase 2
$120,000 ($360,000 over 3 years)

An arts and health partnership project aimed at addressing risk-taking behaviour in young people living in Far North Queensland.

Puuya Foundation  - A Sustainable Foundation for a Sustainable Community
$240,000 ($1,320,000 over 6 years)

Towards the strategic development of the Puuya Foundation which is aimed entirely at building the capacity and vibrancy of the Lockhart River Aboriginal community.

School for Social Entrepreneurs  - Building Regional Social Entrepreneurship in Queensland
$150,000

Establishment of the Social Change 101 program to support the development of social entrepreneurs in Townsville and Cairns.

Shelter Housing Action Cairns  - Breaking the Cycle of Intergenerational Homelessness
$200,000 ($400,000 over 2 years)

Supporting the employment of Tenancy Financial Support Workers and a Consumer Advocate to provide financial guidance and mentoring to people who are homeless or at risk of homlessness.

State Library of Queensland  - The Ideas Box pilot
$57,000

Supporting the employment of local Indigenous Coordinators in Far North Queensland to support delivery of The Ideas Box Pilot, a portable mixed-media centre enabling the remote Indigenous communities of Mapoon and Kowanyama to access technology and creative and learning opportunities.

Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation  - Art and Culture Social Media Project
$88,000 ($176,000 over 2 years)

Supporting a trainee to develop a social media resource manual to be used to communicate to community members: how social media works; how it can be used for positive benefits (including for small business enterprise) and the limitations and future implications of information uploaded and stored for public viewing.

Youth Service Providers  - Youth Cre8 Kuranda
$84,000

Improving community cohesion through development of a safe and collaborative drop-in centre to engage and support young people in Kuranda.

YWCA of Darwin  - Women of Worth (WOW), Northern Territory
$434,650 ($900,650 over 3 years)

A pilot program within the Darwin Correctional Centre aimed at reducing recidivism by providing incarcerated women with practical support to facilitate their successful transition back into families and communities.