“Call Out to Caring Canberra”

Thank you Canberra our appeal is now closed. We have reached our target! If you would like to donate we are still accepting donations through our normal donations page. Canberra Refugee Support (CRS) is launching a fundraising appeal with a target of raising $30,000 to support refugees and asylum seekers in Canberra. With the continuing impact of Covid and the …

Geoff McPherson Scholarships 2021: update

Following the postponement of the 2020 Geoff McPherson Scholarship Program due to COVID, CRS is again running the Scholarship Program in 2021, but with some changes. CRS will be awarding 49 scholarships in 2021 to a total value of $38,500. As in previous years, the awardees are nominated by our partners, the ACT Education Directorate, CIT, Companion House, Australian Red …

Gardening Working Bee

Gardening Bee March 2021

Our Canberra Refugee Support volunteers had a great time at our gardening working bee over the weekend. Our volunteers contribute in so many ways including helping move house, tutoring, helping clients find work, providing transport to get to appointments, etc. Being part of the working bee is just one of the ways that volunteers can get involved and put their …

Thank you Canberra!

Thank you Canberra

We did it! $22,336.00 was raised for Canberra Refugee Support in the Hands Up 4 Canberra Appeal. All money will stay in Canberra and will be used for the Geoff McPherson Scholarship Fund and to support Refugee and Asylum Seekers in Canberra. A huge thank you for all your efforts and generosity.  Please donate what you can to CRS at the …

CRS Fundraising Dinner – 12 October 2017

Vietnamese food

The 2017 CRS Fundraising Dinner was held at The Hellenic Club in Phillip on Thursday 12 October. Once again, the Hellenic Club provided a terrific venue, with efficient and courteous service and delicious food. This is more than a club: worth making the effort to visit. Our first keynote speaker was Dr Kim Huynh. As an Indochinese Boat person, Kim …