TFFF supports initiatives that improve the wellbeing of communities, redress isolation through inclusion and connectedness, and build the capacity of communities to cope with challenging circumstances.
The figures in the infographics below refer only to new funding approved in the 2018/19 financial year. Prior to the 2017/18 financial year, these figures referred to both new and ongoing approvals.
average total approved
TFFF’s partnership with Outback Futures is based on a mutual understanding of the unique challenges affecting outback communities, like distance and inadequate service provision, which is compounded by a reticence towards seeking help.
TFFF provides capacity support for several key roles at Outback Futures and this underpins their unique model of mental and allied health support for families in rural, regional and remote communities in Queensland.
Outback Futures’ community facilitation model applies a long-term, strategic approach to suicide prevention by educating, supporting and better equipping people to identify, value and advocate for their own mental health and wellbeing. Implementation of the model involves a combination of multi-disciplinary, face-to-face clinics and readily-available, consistent tele-health support.
Outback Futures is guided by a well-informed bush agenda which has genuine community engagement and local ownership as its foundational priorities. This strategic and nimble organisational model has evolved organically over many years of work within rural communities.
Support from the TFFF has empowered Outback Futures to engage strategically with communities to address their needs and help respond to challenges like natural disasters, extreme weather, isolation and long travel distances.
Principal, Mount Isa School of the Air
CEO, Outback Futures
Supporting Artback NT to work in partnership with the Indigenous community of Numbulwar to design and deliver cultural camps for their young people, strengthening intergenerational relationships and connection to country.
Assisting women living in Maningrida to maintain connection to culture and country while gaining economic independence by supporting the long-term growth and sustainability of Bábbarra Women’s Centre through the employment of key management staff.
Support for key leadership roles and formal evaluation of inform Outback Futures’ work strategy to deliver robust, well-designed and effective mental health services to rural, regional and remote communities in Queensland in partnership with Government and other service providers.
Support for the Puuya Foundation to build their capacity to work with the Lockhart River Aboriginal community towards a more vibrant, enriching and healthy future.
Build the sustainability and capacity of the Media Team, enabling them to work more closely with Waltja’s communities through their Nintipulka Mitiyaku Media Strategy.
Expand the reach of Youth Insearch’s early intervention program across regional and remote Queensland, to empower young people to rebuild their lives and reach their full potential.
The continued operation and expansion of Youth Cre8 Kuranda through exended operating hours and the employment of an arts worker. Youth Cre8 Kuranda provides opportunities for young people to engage and develop skills to support their social and emotional wellbeing.