• 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

  • Covid-19 silver linings shine in the outback

    In the eighteen months since Covid-19 emerged bringing disruption and uncertainty for the non-profit sector, TFFF has been impressed with the ingenuity, resilience, adaptability, and resolve shown by our funded organisations. One charity which has shone during this time is the Central Highlands Science Centre (CHSC), a small not-for-profit based in Emerald, Queensland, which managed to find

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  • Virtually together – attending the 2021 Philanthropy Australia online conference

    Over two separate but complementary two-day events in April and May, Philanthropy Australia (PA) delivered its 2021 National Conference in an entirely online format, adapted in response to pandemic conditions to ensure participants from around Australia could access the important learnings and connections on offer. Taking advantage of the newly reopened state borders, the Brisbane-based TFFF team

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  • ARLF building influential and courageous leadership for rural, regional and remote Australia

    The Australian Rural Leadership Foundation (ARLF) recently announced the names of leaders from across Australia who will make up the 28th cohort of its prestigious Australian Rural Leadership Program (ARLP), commencing in July 2021. Two of these leaders, Andrew Bryant from Gayndah, Queensland, and Niki Ford from Brisbane, Queensland, have received scholarships sponsored by the Tim Fairfax Family

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  • TFFF visits Townsville to learn more about mentoring, clinical services, and the city’s artistic vibrancy

    On 14 April 2021, Tim and Gina Fairfax along with TFFF CEO Neal Harvey, travelled to Townsville with Judith McLean, Dimity Dornan and Chris McCarthy to visit three impressive organisations supported, in part, by TFFF. The day began with a visit to the Seed Foundation Australia offices to meet with Brett Fragiacomo (CEO), Darren Tindal (Seed Board Member), Rick Phineasa and De’arne French

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  • Hear and Say creating change for regional Queensland families

    In a state as vast as Queensland, geographic isolation can mean families risk missing access to health and wellbeing services – hence the critical importance of initiatives such as Hear and Say’s Telepractice program. For over a decade, the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation (TFFF) has supported Hear and Say to empower regional Queensland children who are deaf or hard of hearing to achieve the

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  • Read our 2019/2020 Annual Report

    We are pleased to share that the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation (TFFF) Annual Report for 2019/20 has now been published online and is available to view here. The report includes spotlight features on three of the organisations that TFFF supported during the 2019/2020 financial year – Dancenorth, Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation, and Seed Foundation Australia. Whether their

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  • TFFF announces new CEO from January 2021

    The Tim Fairfax Family Foundation (TFFF) Board of Trustees have announced the appointment of Neal Harvey as our new CEO. Neal has been a Program Manager with the Sidney Myer Fund (SMF) and The Myer Foundation (TMF) since 2013, where he has played a pivotal role in the Australian philanthropic and arts sector. Neal’s achievements at SMF/TMF include helping to secure tax-free status for the

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  • Camerata Live! delights regional Queensland on tour

    In October, after a process of consultation with regional communities, schools and businesses, Camerata — Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra shared the exciting news they were taking their Camerata Live! tour to Western Queensland. Over five days, Camerata musicians visited communities in Toowoomba, Dalby, Chinchilla and St George for a series of choral workshops led by Tibetan artist Tenzin

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  • Youth Insearch announces new social worker partnerships in regional Queensland

    Youth intervention charity Youth Insearch has announced new partnerships with headspace Bundaberg and Dalby State High School, which will benefit at-risk youth in regional Queensland. The partnerships include two new social worker roles, being filled by Adam Klimkiewicz in Bundaberg, and Samuel Weightman in Dalby. Youth Insearch CEO Stephen Lewin said the placement of new social workers within

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  • Queensland Theatre’s first Theatre Residency Week NQ

    Regional North Queensland students have the opportunity to access an affordable and accessible arts immersion experience with Queensland Theatre’s leading teacher artists.

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  • DAAF 2020 – Australia’s largest Indigenous art event goes online

    From 6-14 August 2020, the annual Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair is going digital for its 14th

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  • Queensland Theatre’s The Scene Project goes digital

    Each year, schools across Queensland participate in Queensland Theatre’s The Scene Project, a highly interactive drama program for schools, which encourages students to explore and engage in the creative process of performance from rehearsal through to presentation. Over the course of two terms, students work with a newly commissioned script to develop their own unique 15-minute version of the

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  • Queensland's chamber orchestra Camerata during a performance

    Camerata takes performances online

    Queensland’s chamber orchestra, Camerata, has responded to the COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings by activating a number of online performances that continue to delight and inspire audiences through this challenging time. Camerata’s 5@5 daily performances, filmed at home by members of the ensemble and accessible for free via YouTube, have already seen more than 150,000 listeners tune

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  • Topology launches TOP UP ONLINE music training programs

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  • 2020 Australia Council awards recipients

    Congratulations to Crossroad Arts’ outstanding young leader, Autumn Skuthorpe

    We were delighted to hear the news that Autumn Skuthorpe of Crossroad Arts has been awarded the Australia Council for the Arts’ 2020 Kirk Robson Award for outstanding leadership in Community Arts and Cultural Development (CACD). Congratulations, Autumn! Autumn has been a member of the Crossroad Arts team since 2006, and is known for the exceptional creativity, energy and deep respect she

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