• Supporting children and adults who have been born with a hand difference or have an acquired hand injury.

• Providing opportunities for networking and exchange of information.

• Supporting research initiatives focussing on hand differences.
Norman Waterhouse Lawyers in Adelaide provided pro-bono support to help Free 3D Hands become a registered charity. From supporting to develop the constitution through to submission and approval through the ACNC, the team were very friendly and professional making the whole process very stress free.

Love Your Sister' is a million-strong village of everyday Aussies committed to
vanquishing cancer with hard science and the best new technologies. Love Your
Sister supports personalised treatment for ALL cancer patients, whatever the
cancer, regardless of location, income, or status. We strive for the right treatment for every cancer patient, first time, every time. We proudly pass on every donation received to scientific research and personalised treatment.

We exist to solve one of the world’s most complex problems, and to be there for
one another along the way. We fight cancer with joy. Because all you need is
love and at the center of love is families. And our families deserve more.

Samuel Johnson has been a good friend to Mat, helping him to find ways to sustain his volunteer activities over the years.


Insurance House approached us in 2019 with the idea of becoming a charity partner and supporting us into the future. Their company values align with those of Free 3D Hands and we have gotten to know many of the team.  They began in rural NSW and have now expanded Australia wide.  Insurance House continue to support us in many ways including business services and facilitating corporate connections. They are a down to earth and caring company whose collaborative ideas will allow some exciting future opportunities.

The Amputee Association of NSW Inc is run by amputees for amputees. They are a not for profit organisation with a group of dedicated volunteers that are available to help provide information and assistance to all amputees in the community.
Social Change Fellowship
• The Westpac Social Change Fellowship supports the development of people from any sector with the drive to create better lives for all Australians
• Ten Fellowships of up to $50,000 are awarded each year to individuals who have the vision and commitment to deliver an initiative that will improve the wellbeing of Australians.
• The Fellowship is designed to give recipients time and space to develop the skills, knowledge and networks needed to accelerate their growth as a social innovator. This may involve travel study tours, work experience, research or building stronger connections that will directly enhance their ability to lead positive social change. • Successful recipients will also become valued members of the Westpac 100 Scholars Network.
Aurarum are a Melbourne based supplier of Australian made 3D printing filament and 3D printers. Aurarum provide the raw materials to make our 3D Hands, free of charge, in all different colours to allow us to make devices in the colours that our recipients choose. We are very grateful for their ongoing support.
Kate from Mongrel Creative kindly offered her time and expertise to develop this new website. We only gave her a short deadline, and she has done an incredible job. Kate is very friendly and very experienced in web development. We are very grateful for her generous support and kindness.

AMP CAMP is a unique camping program for Australian Youth (ages 12 – 18) living with limb difference.

The program brings youth from all over Australia to a camp facility on the outer edge of Sydney NSW to share in a peer experience that breaks down the isolation of their difference. The camp introduces them to a whole new and empowered world of independence through community. Mat Bowtell, founder of Free 3D Hands is proud to have volunteered during AMP Camp over the last two years. Next Year will be the 10th Anniversary of AMP Camp, so make sure you're a part of it! 🙂


Solidworks were kind to sponsor Free 3D Hands with 2019 Solidworks Premium, to help us to improve our designs even further.

Solidworks 2019 provides the breadth of tools to tackle the most complex problems, and the depth to finish critical detail work. New features help you improve your product development process to get your innovative products into production faster.


Sam Chapman has kindly offered his incredible accounting services to support Free 3D Hands as we expand as a charitable organisation. We are extremely grateful for the support.


Kirkhope Aviation are one of our earliest supporters. Their business is based out of Moorabbin Airport and they operate outback air tours and corporate charters.  Their Chief Pilot Tony Kirkhope visited our factory at the beginning of our journey and has remained a generous supporter to this day.  He continues to come up with ways for Kirkhope Aviation to raise money for Free 3D Hands and we are extremely grateful for his generosity.