Handmade Charity Policy

Over the years the Handmade Market have supported a number of Canberra charities, amongst others, Bosom Buddies ACT, Dragons Abreast ACT, Motor Neuron Disease, The Yellow Van, The Red Cross QBN, Menslink, Sids and Kids, 2015 Pink Pedal Challenge, Canberra Cat Fix, Painting with Parkinsons, Karinya House and Vinnies.

Through the annual Salvation Army blanket drive at the market, we collect blankets and warm clothing for Canberrans in need (some years we collected enough to supply them for a whole winter!).  Over the past 15 years, we’re proud to say we’ve raised over $400,000 for local charities

We regularly partner with Canberra charities Givit and Rise Above by having them our designated door greeter charities, collecting funds to distribute to organisations that need them most.

We do not charge an entry fee to the market.  Instead, we encourage customers to make a gold coin donation to the door greeters as they enter the market.  These two charities can also distribute information about its cause, and educate people about the issues that it is focused on.

Because of our partnership with these organisations, we are not currently accepting applications for charities to collect donations at our market events.