The Hope Fund

Can The Hope Fund Help?

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?

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 PLHIV in Queensland who are in need. The Fund provides small grants for goods and services to PLHIV, who are experiencing financial hardship, have a demonstrated material need and/or are looking to improve their lives.

“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.”

A recipient of The HOPE Fund­­

“You ARE making peoples lives better and it gives me joy knowing there are people like you, looking out for people like me.”

A 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 recipient of The HOPE Fund­­


If you or someone you know is facing financial hardship and may benefit from The HOPE Fund, please take the time to look through the Application Guidelines and the Application Form by clicking the link below. This document will provide you with all the necessary information needed to apply. There is also an optional support letter template that you can access by clicking the link below.

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