CatholicCare Canberra & Goulburn


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Every $1 you donate will become $2 with matched funding available for the first $5,000 we fundraise ($10,000 total)

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About Us

CatholicCare, previously known as Centacare, has grown from the grassroots of volunteering to the leading not-for-profit community organisation we are today. We started in 1957 with a very humble and noble premise, to help people. This has not changed or wavered in 60 years. From the extensive coastline to the Snowy Mountains to the rolling hills and flat plains out west, our geographical diversity reflects our client base and the wide range of support services available to anyone in need. Whether it is counselling, family support, homelessness, NDIS services, mental health, aged care, youth outreach, drug and alcohol or housing support you need, we are here to help you. We‘re the hands and the eyes, and we’re the hearts and minds; we are there, there for any human. For 60 years, CatholicCare has been a leading provider of support services in the following areas: NDIS Family Support Services and Counselling Services Disability Aged Care Mental Health Youth Homelessness Alcohol and Other Drugs Housing.

How will your donation help?

Funds raised through the Hands up for Canberra Day Giving Appeal will be used to support CatholicCare's 'Hands on Studio'. Hands On Studio is a creative and inclusive art program that provides access to art for people with varying disabilities and psychosocial issues.

Founded in 1996, this year marks the 26th year of operation for Hands On Studio. Over the last 26 years, Hands On Studio has become a leader in the field of arts and disabilities in the Canberra region and establishing a model for a creative community guided by the principle that art is fundamental to human expression and that all people are entitled to its tools of communication. Over the years, the artists who attend the program on a weekly basis have collaborated with their peers as well as local and interstate practicing artists to extend their practice and to foster a sense of comfort with their individual style. The ages of the artists who attend the program range from 19-96, a very broad cohort with different life experience and varying wants, needs, and desires that relate to their practice. 

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A big thank you to our Supporters



Lyn Kelly


Josephine Fleming

Keep up the genius work guys!


George Walton

Good luck



Good luck Hands On Studio





Thanks so much for the wonderful love and care you give your students ❤🙏


Shannan Carey


George Cheriyan




Annie Trevillian

Many happy and creative times to be had at the print table


Annika Romeyn

Can’t wait to see the screenprints! I also have a great screen and squeegee to donate!


Peter Frith


Tom Buckland

Go hands on studio team!!!!




Karen Roberts


Bec Jones

for a great cause, Hands on Studio is a fantastic program and amazing art is created


Jane Dunn


Emma Doy

Keep up the good work! Can't wait to see art from the new screen-printing studio :)


Amanda Mccarthy


Sophie Havercroft


Phil Snare

Hands on Art is fun and great for all participants




Zach Cullen


Kim Huynh


Shiralee Hillam

Happy to support this wonderful organisation and its people


Bess Davey

Hands On is the best!