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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 2019/20 financial year. Prior to the 2017/18 financial year,  these figures referred to both new and ongoing approvals.


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new approvals
$598,713
average total approved
60%
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multi-year approvals

A Spotlight On…

Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation

Nintipulka mitiyaku
“Getting smart about media”

Waltja is a community-based organisation that works with families from Central Desert indigenous communities to address major issues affecting their communities. Waltja means ‘Family’ and its services follow the life-cycle of the family, with programs supporting youth, mothers and fathers, and elders in day-to-day activities.

All Waltja Directors are Aboriginal women appointed from the remote communities where Waltja works. They must have been living in the community for at least 5 years and be recognised for their leadership, either paid or voluntary in the community. At the core of Waltja’s work is a desire to develop members of the Central Australian community’s capacity for self-management and determination, through programs which aim to alleviate social distress and improve community relations more broadly.

TFFF funding over four years supports Waltja to deliver the Nintipulka mitiyaku – Getting smart about media program, which aims to engage disadvantaged youth with media and technology in order to protect, revive and maintain Indigenous culture, language and knowledge. The program also provides media traineeships for young Aboriginal people across 30 remote indigenous communities and 9 language groups in Central Australia.

Through participation in the Nintipulka mitiyaku – Getting smart about media program, young people learn skills which enable them to become job ready in the areas of graphic design, photography, new media, and Arts management. TFFF-funded trainees have gone on to more senior positions at Waltja and other organisations.

Some projects the young people have worked on include:

Waltja Chair Irene Nangala from Kintore Community talks about the Waltja Way:
“Waltja workers listen to all people in the community with the Directors, young and old, men and women. We work together Anangu* with Kardiya*, workers with Directors, Waltja with community. It gives Waltja a better understanding of what people need and gives us a strong voice with communities and with government. We make family from far and near. That’s why we called it Waltja – family.”

*Anangu is Luritja for Aboriginal people and Kardiya is Luritja for Non-Aboriginal people.

A word from Media Trainee, Kiara …

“I’m truly grateful to Waltja and to the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation who fund my position and training. I like working with the Waltja mob!”

Kiara Dempsey

A young fella filming
Leonard Hillman training at Santa Teresa
Trainee with family - Be connected
Drone training

Where We Fund - Community

The numbers visible on the map indicate the number of unique organisations or work supported in that area. To view more, either click on the number or use the + and – icons in the bottom right corner to zoom in and out. Click on a single pin on the map to find out more about the organisation and work supported in that particular location.

Durrmu Arts Aboriginal Corporation

Harvesting Traditional Knowledge

Development of an intergenerational sharing and learning initiative in partnership with the Asyrikarrak Rangers, facilitating quarterly on-Country harvesting excursions and workshops to re-engage children and young people with traditional harvesting practices.

Desart

Art Worker Program

The expansion of the Art Worker Program aimed at building the capacity of isolated and marginalised art centres in Central Australia by providing professional development and mentorship.

Desart

Art Worker Program

The expansion of the Art Worker Program aimed at building the capacity of isolated and marginalised art centres in Central Australia by providing professional development and mentorship.

Desart

Art Worker Program

The expansion of the Art Worker Program aimed at building the capacity of isolated and marginalised art centres in Central Australia by providing professional development and mentorship.

Desart

Art Worker Program

The expansion of the Art Worker Program aimed at building the capacity of isolated and marginalised art centres in Central Australia by providing professional development and mentorship.

Desart

Art Worker Program

The expansion of the Art Worker Program aimed at building the capacity of isolated and marginalised art centres in Central Australia by providing professional development and mentorship.

Desart

Art Worker Program

The expansion of the Art Worker Program aimed at building the capacity of isolated and marginalised art centres in Central Australia by providing professional development and mentorship.

Desart

Art Worker Program

The expansion of the Art Worker Program aimed at building the capacity of isolated and marginalised art centres in Central Australia by providing professional development and mentorship.

Desart

Art Worker Program

The expansion of the Art Worker Program aimed at building the capacity of isolated and marginalised art centres in Central Australia by providing professional development and mentorship.

Desart

Art Worker Program

The expansion of the Art Worker Program aimed at building the capacity of isolated and marginalised art centres in Central Australia by providing professional development and mentorship.

Desart

Art Worker Program

The expansion of the Art Worker Program aimed at building the capacity of isolated and marginalised art centres in Central Australia by providing professional development and mentorship.

Desart

Art Worker Program

The expansion of the Art Worker Program aimed at building the capacity of isolated and marginalised art centres in Central Australia by providing professional development and mentorship.

Of One Mind

WOW Festival 2018 The Regional Voice Project

Empowering women in Bundaberg, Childers, Lockhart River, Katherine, Jundah and the Torres Strait to develop and deliver regional events that celebrate and share their unique stories and experiences.

Of One Mind

WOW Festival 2018 The Regional Voice Project

Empowering women in Bundaberg, Childers, Lockhart River, Katherine, Jundah and the Torres Strait to develop and deliver regional events that celebrate and share their unique stories and experiences.

Of One Mind

WOW Festival 2018 The Regional Voice Project

Empowering women in Bundaberg, Childers, Lockhart River, Katherine, Jundah and the Torres Strait to develop and deliver regional events that celebrate and share their unique stories and experiences.

Of One Mind

WOW Festival 2018 The Regional Voice Project

Empowering women in Bundaberg, Childers, Lockhart River, Katherine, Jundah and the Torres Strait to develop and deliver regional events that celebrate and share their unique stories and experiences.

Of One Mind

WOW Festival 2018 The Regional Voice Project

Empowering women in Bundaberg, Childers, Lockhart River, Katherine, Jundah and the Torres Strait to develop and deliver regional events that celebrate and share their unique stories and experiences.

Outback Futures

Capacity Support

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.

Outback Futures

Capacity Support

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.

Outback Futures

Capacity Support

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.

Outback Futures

Capacity Support

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.

Outback Futures

Capacity Support

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.

Outback Futures

Capacity Support

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.

Outback Futures

Capacity Support

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.

Outback Futures

Capacity Support

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.

Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation

Capacity Support for the Nintipulka Mitiyaku Media Strategy

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.

Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation

Capacity Support for the Nintipulka Mitiyaku Media Strategy

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.

Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation

Capacity Support for the Nintipulka Mitiyaku Media Strategy

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.

Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation

Capacity Support for the Nintipulka Mitiyaku Media Strategy

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.

Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation

Capacity Support for the Nintipulka Mitiyaku Media Strategy

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.

Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation

Capacity Support for the Nintipulka Mitiyaku Media Strategy

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.

Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation

Capacity Support for the Nintipulka Mitiyaku Media Strategy

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.

Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation

Capacity Support for the Nintipulka Mitiyaku Media Strategy

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.

Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation

Capacity Support for the Nintipulka Mitiyaku Media Strategy

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.

Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation

Capacity Support for the Nintipulka Mitiyaku Media Strategy

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.

Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation

Capacity Support for the Nintipulka Mitiyaku Media Strategy

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.

Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation

Capacity Support for the Nintipulka Mitiyaku Media Strategy

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.

Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation

Capacity Support for the Nintipulka Mitiyaku Media Strategy

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.

Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation

Capacity Support for the Nintipulka Mitiyaku Media Strategy

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.

Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation

Capacity Support for the Nintipulka Mitiyaku Media Strategy

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.

Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation

Capacity Support for the Nintipulka Mitiyaku Media Strategy

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.

Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation

Capacity Support for the Nintipulka Mitiyaku Media Strategy

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.

Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation

Capacity Support for the Nintipulka Mitiyaku Media Strategy

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.

Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation

Capacity Support for the Nintipulka Mitiyaku Media Strategy

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.

Youth Insearch

Empowering Queensland Youth

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.

Youth Insearch

Empowering Queensland Youth

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.

Youth Insearch

Empowering Queensland Youth

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.

Youth Insearch

Empowering Queensland Youth

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.

Youth Insearch

Empowering Queensland Youth

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.

Youth Insearch

Empowering Queensland Youth

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.

Youth Insearch

Empowering Queensland Youth

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.

Youth Insearch

Empowering Queensland Youth

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.

Youth Service Providers

Youth Cre8 Kuranda

The continued operation and expansion of Youth Cre8 Kuranda through extended 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

Youth Insearch

Empowering Queensland Youth

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.

Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation

Capacity Support for the Nintipulka Mitiyaku Media Strategy

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.

Puuya Foundation

A Sustainable Foundation for a Sustainable Community

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.

Outback Futures

Capacity Support

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.

Of One Mind

WOW Festival 2018 The Regional Voice Project

Empowering women in Bundaberg, Childers, Lockhart River, Katherine, Jundah and the Torres Strait to develop and deliver regional events that celebrate and share their unique stories and experiences.

Desart

Art Worker Program

The expansion of the Art Worker Program aimed at building the capacity of isolated and marginalised art centres in Central Australia by providing professional development and mentorship.

Caloundra Community Centre

Pets for Life

The delivery and expansion of Pets for Life program which reduces social isolation by matching seniors and people with reduced capacity, with volunteers who support them to care for their companion animals.

Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation

Capacity Support for the Bábbarra Women’s Centre

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.

Artback NT

Numburindi – Strengthening Culture and Country

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.

$57,000 ($165,000 over 3 years)

Support the delivery and expansion of Pets for Life program, which reduces social isolation by matching seniors and people with reduced capacity, with volunteers who visit and care for their companion animals.

Durrmu Arts Aboriginal Corporation  Harvesting Traditional Knowledge
$92,000 ($256,000 over 3 years)

Development of an intergenerational sharing and learning initiative in partnership with the Asyrikarrak Rangers, facilitating quarterly on-Country harvesting excursions and workshops to re-engage children and young people with traditional harvesting practices.

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)  Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT)
$243,782 (one-off boost to existing funding)

Support for grassroots, community-led projects that benefit Queensland communities impacted by various
hardships, especially drought, to reduce social isolation and build community resilience and capacity to deal with challenges into the future.

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)  Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC)
$476,000 ($1,973,782 over 4 years)

Assisting FRRR to raise their profile in Queenslad and NT, to build relationships with communities and understand their unique needs, and then respond directly through targeted grants via the Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) program.

Outback Futures  Capacity Support
$350,000 ($1,166,000 over 4 years)

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.

Pathways to Resilience Trust  Community Wellbeing and Empowerment Program
$400,000 ($2,000,000 over 5 years)

Support enables Pathways to Resilience to deliver tailored Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) training programs to educators, families and communities in rural and remote Queensland.

Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation  Capacity Support for the Nintipulka Mitiyaku Media Strategy
$181,000 ($738,000 over 5 years)

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.

Youth Insearch  Entrenching Change
$180,000 ($720,000 over 3 years)

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.

Youth Service Providers  Youth Cre8 Kuranda
$111,000 ($333,000 over 3 years)

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.