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BACK – 2019 Australia & New Zealand Tour Charity Information

A portion of the profits from Tim’s 2019 Australia and New Zealand tour – BACK – will be donated to a local charity in each city:


Carclew’s Music Match

Carclew’s Music Match brings the best of multi-art programming to children and teenagers across South Australia. The focus of our work is to nurture the creative expertise of children and young people. Our programs involve high quality artistic experiences for children and young people in the community, embedding creative learning practises in schools and development funding and career support for emerging artists, delivering music education to our most disadvantaged schools.
Education experts agree that language development are the cornerstones of early education success. Neuroscience research has found music education has a greater impact on the language development and executive functioning than any other activity. Statistics show that children from underprivileged households are twice as likely to be developmentally unready for school. The value of music education for brain and social development in the primary years is vital and could play a game-changing role in breaking the cycle of educational disadvantage.


Domestic Violence Crisis Service

The Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS) has been helping Canberrans affected by family and domestic violence since 1988, providing emergency and long-term support services to help break the domestic violence cycle. DVCS services include a 24/7 telephone crisis counselling service, access to emergency accommodation, help with legal and court matters and support programs for those who’ve experienced or witnessed violence and those who want to stop using violence. Family and domestic violence occurs in every sector of society and across all age groups, genders and cultures. Our services are provided free of charge to everyone in need regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, immigration status or socioeconomic, religious and ethnic background.



Ngala supports parents, families and communities to enhance the wellbeing and development of children and young people through intensive family services, parenting workshops and groups, the Ngala Parenting Line and a diverse range of services for 0-18s across WA communities. What does it take for children to reach their full potential? Ngala believes that children will reach their potential when parents and families are confident and communities are strong, safe and healthy. Ngala’s digital snapshot in 2017-18 is 109,836. People use our website from 174 countries, 20,364 email subscribers to Ngala’s news, updates and events, 8,619 parents choosing to follow Ngala on Facebook and there were 15,689 calls to the Ngala Parenting Line.


Two Good Co

Two Good Co is a social enterprise that has delivered almost 50,000 restaurant quality meals to domestic violence safe houses across Sydney and Melbourne. We’ve collaborated with the country’s top chefs like Kylie Kwong, Matt Moran and Neil Perry to design the meals but what they’re most proud of is that we employ women from the safe houses we serve to make them. One of the most debilitating things about domestic violence is that it strips someone of their self worth. We use good food to demonstrate our belief that everyone is worthy of love and respect. To support us. All you need to do is buy a Two Good lunch.


Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) is Australia’s largest independent not-for-profit organisation supporting and and empowering nearly 5000 refugees and people seeking asylum each year.
It’s 40+ programs are operated and run by a community of over 1200 volunteers and supporters. ASRC’s humanitarian services include, Foodbank feeding over 700 people each week, provides casework support, housing to families and children, material support to new mums, gift cards for home essentials and runs health clinic services including GP consults, immunisations etc. ASRC operates a community legal clinic offering pro-bono advice and a phone service at every stage of the refugee determination process,
The program is involved in breaking media stories and strategic advocacy.


Micah Projects

Micah Projects is a not-for-profit organisation, committed to providing services and opportunities in the community, to create justice and respond to injustice. We engage with people experiencing adversity due to poverty, homelessness, mental illness, domestic violence, disability, and discrimination due to age, gender or sexual orientation. Our work aims to break down barriers that exclude people from housing, healthcare, employment, meaningful connections, and to give people a voice. We assist and support each individual or family including children, to resolve crisis, break social isolation, have a home, access health and community services, and build community.


Nga Rangatahi Toa

Ng? Rangatahi Toa or NRT is a South Auckland based not for profit organisation that is 10 years old. We work with young people between the ages of 13 and 19 that have been excluded or on the cusp of being excluded from mainstream education.
NGT’s achievements include: high success rates of rangatahi back into mainstream education, employment & tertiary study. Reduction in recidivist offending, suicide ideation and completion. Connection into creative learning as a way to develop coping strategies that build resilience. With a proven track record of mentoring development that is community based and business based, teaching artists that provide real results when it comes to creativity and youth development that works alongside Te Ao Maori.


Arohanui Strings-Sistema Hutt Valley

Arohanui Strings-Sistema Hutt Valley is a charitable trust offering high quality music classes free of charge to vulnerable children in the northern suburbs of Wellington. We employ seven professional teaching artists, have four “nucleos”, or music centres, and serve more than 350 students a year from the Hutt Valley and beyond. We practice radical inclusion by basing our nucleos in neighbourhoods where children do not have access to private lessons. In-school music classes prepare listening, singing and rhythm skills to support future musicians. Sistema programmes world-wide use aspiration, frequent performance, fun and hard work to form a “music family” that supports young people in finding a path to a meaningful life.

Gold Coast

Act for Kids

Act for Kids is an Australian charity working tirelessly to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect. They provide professional therapy and support services to children and young people who have experienced child abuse or neglect, and early support for families at risk. Act for Kids has helped thousands of children and families since it was established in 1988. Their multidisciplinary teams provide intensive therapy, sexual abuse counselling, safe houses in remote Indigenous communities, youth mentoring, a protective behaviours program, family coaches and a preschool designed for abused and neglected children with additional developmental needs to ensure they are set up for success at school. All of these services are provided free of charge to clients. Act for Kids relies heavily on donations and fundraising to expand and develop their services and reach out to more children and families in need. We have two dedicated centres on the Gold Coast.

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