The Tim Fairfax Family Foundation (TFFF) exists to provide much-needed support to rural, regional, and remote communities in Queensland and the Northern Territory, who experience a range of challenges stemming from their geographical isolation. As a family foundation, the TFFF values connectedness, resilience, sustainability, and leadership, and actively supports organisations, initiatives, and endeavours which cultivate and strengthen these qualities within our priority communities.
Throughout this report a ^ symbol identifies an Indigenous-led organisation or agreement where TFFF funding has directly enabled the employment of an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person.
Below is a selection of statistics and testimonials which summarise the TFFF’s grantmaking activities in FY23.
35 Connected grants 22 Resilient organisations
8 Futureproof initiatives 7 Ongoing Projects
51 Queensland 15 Northern Territory
The figures in the statistics and infographics above refer only to funding approved in the 2022/23 financial year, unless otherwise stated.
The Outback Futures team gave me the ability to believe in myself, and that I could do what I thought was impossible with regards to reading and writing. They showed love, compassion, and respect; and they understood the challenges that we face out in rural communities.— Dave; working with Outback Futures
Darwin Festival creates such a fantastic atmosphere, tourists love it, locals love it, I tell all my friends and relatives to visit this time of year— 2022 Darwin Festival audience member
Having the wide range of community groups was wonderful as well - it really opened up the idea that dance is for everyone! I’m not one who usually gets up and dances in these kind of situations BUT last night, with some convincing from my 5 and 7 year old daughters, I got up and danced along! — 2022 Dance Tropics Dance participant
It's been nice not to have to think so prescriptively about our line item expenses for this funding, rather consider our strategic priorities and how we can leverage it to achieve those goals more efficiently and effectively.— Deadly Inspiring Youth Doing Good
The Karrkad Kanjdji Trust has had a fantastic experience with the TFFF application process. The meetings and conversations leading up to the application helped us to understand where there is alignment and what we could work on together to have the most impact. Our Co-Chair, Dean Yibarbuk and I (Stacey Irving, CEO) were lucky enough to attend a TFFF board meeting over Zoom. During that meeting Dean and I both felt a real sense of alignment, values of partnership, and mutual respect for each other… We wanted to thank you for the detailed questions regarding governance and risk management. It’s not every day that we are asked to share that kind of organisational information, and it’s something that we pride ourselves on and are happy to share.— Karrkad Kanjdji Trust