Funding Themes


Supporting initiatives that:

  • Extend community exposure to, and experiences with, a variety of artistic opportunities.
  • Build the capacity of individuals and communities to access and engage with the arts in meaningful and sustainable ways.


Supporting initiatives that:

  • Aim to redress isolation, especially those targeting specific imbalances within communities.
  • Build the resilience and the capacity of communities to cope with challenging circumstances.
  • Improve wellbeing through inclusion and connectedness within and across communities.


Supporting initiatives that:

  • Demonstrate best-practice strategies to optimise early years learning outcomes.
  • Improve the engagement and achievement of school students using best practice frameworks.
  • Support young people to develop their aspirations for further education and career pathways.
  • Develop and support educators in community through professional development, peer networks and whole-of-school approaches.


The Tim Fairfax Family Foundation (TFFF) can only support entities registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) and endorsed as charitable Item 1 Deductible Gift Recipients (DGRs). TFFF does not accept applications for auspiced projects. 

Applications to TFFF are by invitation only. For further information regarding the application process see the Enquiry page.

Please contact TFFF staff on (07) 3001 4404 if you would like further information regarding our guidelines and your eligibility.


  • Political parties and projects, lobby groups
  • Sports and sport-related events
  • Cost of fundraising for an event or organisation
  • Auspiced projects
  • Travel and accommodation—unless they directly relate to the provision of services in regional, rural and remote communities
  • Medical research
  • Vehicles, including buses
  • Buildings and capital projects
  • Endowment funds
  • Individuals
  • TFFF cannot fund schools directly