The Tradies is a proud supporter of the Canberra community and we actively contribute to a range of groups and organisations focused on the betterment of life in the nation's capital. From grassroots sports to national charities with a local community focus, we're honoured to be associated with some of Canberra's most deserving causes.
For more information about The Tradies' community contributions, or to find out how you or your organisation can submit a request for support, please contact us. We endeavour to respond to all enquiries within three days.
Below you can find a list of causes, groups, and organisations The Tradies currently supports.
|ACT Olympic Sports Preparation Association
The ACT Olympics Sports Preparation Association assists, promotes, and supports potential Olympic-grade athletes in the ACT who are not adequately supported by corporate sponsorship or government/sports funding. The association also encourages healthy, physical, safe activity with its conditioning and sports preparation programs.
|ACT Region Veteran Golfers Association
The ACT Region Veteran Golfers Association was formed in the early 1970s and provides membership to local golfers aged 55-years and older who are members of a golf club and who have a current Golf Australia handicap. The association provides its members with the opportunity to play at all golf clubs within the local region.
|ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show
The ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show, Canberra's largest all-ages event, is held annually by the Royal National Capital Agricultural Society. While having agriculture at its core, the show has broadened to display more educational features, entertainment, and exhibitions, ensuring that there is a vibrant atmosphere of 'city meets country'.
|Alzheimer's Australia ACT
Alzheimer's Australia ACT is an advocate for the needs of people living with all types of dementia, and for their families and carers, and provide support services, education and information.
|Australian Rural Leadership Foundation
The Australian Rural Leadership Foundation specialises in providing high-quality leadership programs to ensure that rural Australia has a resilient and vibrant future. Their dynamic programs are dedicated to creating a strong network of future rural leaders across a diverse array of communities, industries, regions, and sectors.
Basketball ACT provides opportunities and services to enhance the sport of basketball throughout the community and is committed to positioning basketball as the preferred participant and spectator sport in the national capital. Basketball ACT also plays a major role in building partnerships with likeminded individuals and organisations.
|Belconnen United Scholars
The Belconnen United Scholars (proud winners of the Canberra Raiders Cup in 2012) are an amalgamation of the former Belconnen United Sharks and University Scholars rugby league teams. The organisation is committed to the long-term social and sporting development of junior rugby league players throughout Canberra's northside.
Bosom Buddies is an organisation of volunteers providing personal support to breast cancer patients and their families and supporters within the ACT and surrounding region. Bosom Buddies is committed to providing support to every member of the community battling breast cancer, and to raising awareness in the Canberra region.
The Canberra Cavalry (winners of one of Australia's most historic sporting trophies, the Claxton Shield, in their 2012/2013 season, and victors against the best of Asia and Europe in the 2013 Asia Series in Taiwan) is Canberra's professional representation in the Australian Baseball League with home-games held at the Narrabundah Ballpark.
The Canberra United women's soccer team (winners of their 2011/2012 championship and recipients of The Tradies ACT Sports Star Team Of The Year award) was a founding participant of the Westfield W-League upon the competition's formation in 2008 and is commonly referred to by supporters as Canberra's "female green machine".
Capital Football is the governing body of football in the national capital and is a member of the national association, the Football Federation Of Australia. The local organisation is a pioneer in the sport and embodies personal and professional excellence through football, enabling all participants to enjoy the world's game.
|Cerebral Palsy Alliance
The Cerebral Palsy Alliance works to enhance the lives of people with cerebral palsy and to enable their full participation in the community. Each year the Cerebral Palsy Alliance provides services to thousands of adults and children with cerebral palsy and their families as well as funding research in Australia and overseas.
|Construction Charitable Works
Construction Charitable Works is a charitable organisation determined to improve the lives of building and construction workers and their families during their times of need. The organisation continuously supports the community through multiple avenues including health/mental health services, rehabilitation, trauma response, and welfare.
Cricket ACT was originally founded in 1922 as the Federal Territory Cricket Association and has since continued to be one of the region's leading sporting organisations by promoting the game of cricket in and around the ACT community and by providing excellence and innovation in community engagement and game development.
|Gungahlin Eagles Rugby Union Club
The Gungahlin Eagles Rugby Union Club has a proud legacy in rugby in the nation's capital dating back to its local community roots in 1967 and it's a legacy that continues to this day with a team competing in the John I Dent Cup and senior rugby teams entered in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Colts, under-18's, and women's competitions.
Marymead is a community-based not-for-profit organisation with a 46-year history of providing a range of support services for children, families, and young people. Today, Marymead works with approximately 1,000 children and families and continues to adapt and evolve to confront future needs throughout Canberra and regional NSW.
|North Canberra Gungahlin Cricket Club
The North Canberra Gungahlin Cricket Club, based in Harrison, is the largest community-focused cricket organisation in the ACT and provides the opportunity for cricketers of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of skill to further develop their talents and to enjoy the game of cricket in a friendly, fun, and supportive environment.
|North East Australian Football League
The North East Australian Football League is a second-tier AFL competition first introduced in 2011, building on the AFL Canberra and AFL Queensland state leagues. Games are played in Alice Springs, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, the Gold Coast, and Sydney, and regional matches are held in Cairns, Newcastle, and Wagga Wagga.
The OzHelp Foundation is a community-based not-for-profit organisation providing specialist mental-health support and a focus on the prevention of suicide within industry workplaces, with the organisation's overall development, experience, and resources forged in the tough national building, construction, and mining industries.
Softball ACT represents one of the most popular sports in the nation's capital with over 2,000 registered members of all ages and skill-sets. Boasting one of the proudest records in Canberra sport, Softball ACT continually competes in national championships and consistently produces Australian representative team members.
|Special Children's Christmas Party
The Special Children's Christmas Party is an initiative designed to provide a wonderful Christmas event for children across the community with a variety of special needs. Commencing in 1997, in excess of 50,000 special-needs children have had the opportunity to enjoy and partake in a truly fun and memorable Christmas experience.
|The Royal Society For The Blind
The Royal Society For The Blind, working on behalf of the Canberra Blind Society, offers specialist services to help improve the independence and ease of everyday life achieved by those people living in Canberra and the surrounding region who are blind or vision-impaired.
|The Tradies ACT Meteors
The Tradies ACT Meteors are the national capital's women's representative cricket team competing in the Women's National Cricket League, a competition comprising of one-day and twenty-twenty formats. While still young, with excellent results, the team has established an impressive presence as a genuine competitor in the game.
|The Tradies ACT Sports Star Of The Year
ACTSPORT is the peak body for state sporting associations in the Canberra region, representing more than 100,000 people. The Tradies ACT Sports Star Of The Year awards are held annually by ACTSPORT and are the most highly-recognised sporting awards in the region, highlighting Canberra's most outstanding athletes and coaches.
|The Tradies Canberra Capitals
The Tradies Canberra Capitals entered the WNBL competition in 1986, beginning their path towards becoming the most successful WNBL club of the 21st century. The team has achieved iconic status within both the general and sporting communities in Canberra and acclaim Australia-wide as a leading women's sporting organisation.
|The Tradies Racing Squad
The Tradies Racing Squad is a Canberra-based road-cycling team founded in 2011. Participating in a variety of interstate and local cycling competitions and events, the team consists of passionate and professional riders who constantly strive to earn top results, improve their abilities, and represent the nation's capital.
|The Tradies Rams
The Tradies Rams, founded in 1967, are a Canberra football institution and have launched the careers of national stars like Canberra Raiders premiership players Nigel Gaffey and Paul Martin, Clive Churchill medallist Luke Priddis, and NRL recruits Brad Kelly, Darrel McDonald, David Cox, Paul Young, Shane Kelly, and Terry Martin.
|University Of Canberra Union
The University Of Canberra Union offers a variety of campus events and general services for the attendees and staff of the University Of Canberra as well as the wider community. On campus the organisation operates conference management services, fitness facilities, a number of food outlets, a general store, and a post office.
|Woden Valley Festival
The Woden Valley Festival, operated by the Woden Community Service and the Woden Valley Community Council since 2008, celebrates the diversity, history, and strength of the Woden community. The ongoing theme of 'health, lifestyle, and sustainability' has enabled the festival to deepen its strength with the community over time.
YouthCARE Canberra provides proactive outreach services to young people between 12 and 25 years of age who are at risk, including those who face homelessness and violence. The organisation engages with young people who cannot, or will not, have access to supportive services, and works to re-engage them with mainstream society.