Topology artist Nick Keogh-Peel leading a drumming workshop as part of the Granite Belt Strings Festival, which brought together six small schools in the Southern Downs region. Photograph by Ballandean State School, courtesy of Topology.
Tim Fairfax Family Foundation Annual Report 2022-2023

Ongoing Projects

Ongoing Projects captures organisations that received multi-year project funding prior to the TFFF’s A Connected, Resilient, and Futureproof Community grantmaking strategy. These legacy projects will be completed by the end of the 2023 calendar year.


extensions approved


organisations supported


First Nations organisations


total approved and distributed

The figures in the infographics above refer only to funding approved and distributed in the 2022/23 financial year.

Where We Fund - Ongoing Projects

Organisations with Ongoing Projects

Akeyulerre ^ Ingkenteme Bush School Program

$100,000 ($300,000 over 3 years)

Support to expand the Ingkenteme Program through increasing staffing resources and program funding to double the number of bush camps each year, on which senior Elders teach Arrernte children and young people about their homelands, songlines and kinship structures.

Hear and Say Ensuring Equity of Access and Outcomes for Regional and Remote Families

$100,000 ($300,000 over 3 years)

After successfully developing and implementing a Listening and Spoken Language telehealth platform for rural families, Hear and Say embarked upon a new project in FY23. Hear and Say launched a Regional Outreach Service to ensure state-wide equity and address audiological assessment bottlenecks in collaboration with other service providers.

Extension: Milingimbi Art and Culture ^ Djalkiri Collections Project

$150,000 ($672,000 over 4 years)

Support to employ a dedicated Djalkiri Collections Coordinator, senior artworkers, a linguist, and preservation and significance assessment consultants, and to create a new digital database and photographic interface to showcase the collection: Djalkiri Keeping Place.

Extension: Outback Exploratorium STEAMING for the Future

$100,000 ($553,000 over 4 years)

Outback Exploratorium relocated to its new premises this year, increasing its capacity to inspire and engage young curious minds in the world of science. Based in the Central Highlands, Outback Exploratorium’s funding extension ensured the ongoing employment of key operational roles during this period of transition.

Pathways to Resilience Trust Community Wellbeing and Empowerment Program

$400,000 ($2,000,000 over 5 years)

Support to enable Pathways to Resilience to deliver tailored Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) training programs to educators, families, and communities in an effort to ensure a more resilient rural and remote Queensland.

Queensland Theatre Regional Theatre Enrichment Strategy

$225,000 ($1,110,000 over 5 years)

Support to build the capacity of Queensland Theatre to engage and respond to the creative needs of schools, communities and performance venues throughout regional Queensland with curriculum-aligned resources, workshops, support and professional development for teachers and teaching artists.

Topology Top Up Regional - Growing Creative Communities

$285,000 ($1,140,000 over 4 years)

Continued delivery and expansion of Topology’s flagship Top Up program throughout Queensland and the establishment of the Creative Communities umbrella which provides regional hubs, creative consulting and workshops for local artists and practitioners to connect, upskill and lead community-based projects.

The Tim Fairfax Family Foundation is based in Meanjin (Brisbane).