• The HOPE Fund
  • The HOPE Fund
  • The HOPE Fund

The HOPE Fund

Do you have dreams of studying but just don’t have the funds?
Has your washing machine broken down and you can’t afford a new one?
Yes? Perhaps The HOPE Fund can help.


The Hats Off Positive Endeavour (HOPE) Fund was established on 01 February 2006 by co-founders David Bermingham and Simon O’Connor, to provide support to people living with HIV (PLHIV) in Queensland, who are in need. The Fund provides small grants of goods and services to PLHIV, who are experiencing financial hardship, have a demonstrated material need and/or are looking to improve their lives.


If you meet the application criteria, The HOPE Fund may be able to assist you with:

  • Essential Household Goods such as a washing machine, refrigerator etc. 
  • Services such as one-off repairs by a professional to goods/equipment (not including items requiring regular service) such as damaged light on vehicle. 
  • Education/Training such as TAFE courses, study/skills development including driving licenses, study aids e.g. textbooks.

“Thank you so much for approving my Hope Fund application. The appliances arrived yesterday and will make such a difference to my life. The quickness and ease in which the process was handled has reaffirmed my belief in the goodness of people and amazing organisations such as yours.” 

You ARE making peoples lives better and it gives me joy knowing there are people like you, looking out for people like me.” – A grateful recipient of The HOPE Fund­­

“I would like to offer my sincere thanks for all of your help in enabling me to attend TAFE and commence study.  Much appreciated.”   – A grateful recipient of The HOPE Fund­­

For more information on how to apply to the Hope Fund

For the Support Letter template (optional)