• Inclusivity is at the heart of Crossroad Arts' work in Mackay (photos by Russell Shakespeare)

  • Youth Cre8 Kuranda provides 'a space for young people to gather and communicate and play and learn'

  • We support rural, regional and remote communities in Queensland and Northern Territory

  • 'Whatever Waltja does, culture is in the centre of what we do and we hold that strong'


The Tim Fairfax Family Foundation is proud to support the work of a diverse range of organisations to create opportunities in rural, regional and remote communities of Queensland and the Northern Territory.

What We Support

Latest News

  • From Old Things to New Beginnings

    Over two days in early November, and with an itinerary based around the launch and world premiere of Circa Cairns’ From Old Things, TFFF Trustees, Advisors and staff visited Cairns to meet with several current grant recipients and learn a little more about the for-purpose ecology in the

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  • Darwin: The Place to be in August

    Each year at the start of August, Darwin becomes the focal point for Australia’s best First Nations artists from a variety of disciplines. It’s a remarkable time to be in the Top End and presented an opportune moment for the TFFF to visit the city and take in these important events in Australia’s cultural

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  • Applications for the 30th Australian Rural Leadership Program are now open

    The Tim Fairfax Family Foundation (TFFF) has been a supporter of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation’s (ARLF) Australian Rural Leadership Program (ARLP) for many years now, typically sponsoring two scholarships annually. The ARLP is Australia’s longest and most in-depth experiential leadership development program giving participants a valuable opportunity to grow their leadership and

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  • Revisiting Camerata’s ‘Classical Reimagined’ 2022 Regional Tour

    Camerata — Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra has recently returned from a triumphant tour of regional Queensland, travelling over 2,900km to Mackay, Rockhampton, Emerald, Barcaldine, and Longreach in May. This year’s tour itinerary was ambitious in scale with six concerts of the ‘Classical Reimagined’ programme — which included a new commission, Central Highland Rounds, written by

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  • Gina holding her 2022 QCF Award

    Gina Fairfax AC Named 2022 Queensland Community Foundation Community Philanthropist of the Year

    At a celebratory lunch in the Brisbane City Hall today, Gina Fairfax AC was named Community Philanthropist of the Year. The awards, which are the culmination of Philanthropy Week in Queensland, highlight the diversity of the sector in the state while celebrating some individuals who have made on-going contributions to the for-purpose sector. Gina Fairfax is well-known in Queensland: for more than

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  • A WOW Weekend in Longreach

    WOW Longreach forged ahead despite flood impacts to share three days of mentoring, storytelling, conversations and performances curated for and by the women and girls of Western Queensland, on the traditional land of the Iningai and Bidjara people, and coinciding with Queensland Women’s Week and International Women’s

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  • Announcing Multi-Year Funding Pilot with Creative Partnerships Australia

    With TFFF’s support, Creative Partnerships Australia will pilot a capacity building service offering for Australia’s Private Ancillary Fund (PAF) sector, celebrating the Australian Cultural Fund as a vehicle through which PAFs can provide vital multi-year

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  • La Boite Theatre, mibo and TFFF launch pilot initiative to support the mental wellbeing of arts and entertainment workers

    mibo is a new workplace wellbeing digital platform with potential to build a healthier and safer Arts and Entertainment industry in Australia. With the support of the TFFF, La Boite Theatre will undertake a mibo trial across its entire company in response to a growing national mental health crisis among Arts and Entertainment industry

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  • A Connected, Resilient and Futureproof Community

    The Tim Fairfax Family Foundation (TFFF) is pleased to share its refreshed strategic plan for the next three years (2022-2024): A Connected, Resilient and Futureproof Community.

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  • Philanthropy Australia Awards Tim Fairfax AC Leading Philanthropist Honour

    During an online ceremony on 16 November 2021, Philanthropy Australia has named Tim Fairfax AC as Australia’s 2021 Leading Philanthropist. The Leading Philanthropist Award recognises an individual philanthropist whose work is visionary, high impact and transformative. In addition to generous funding, Tim has provided time, knowledge and leadership to many organisations. “For me, one of the

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