Changing Minds, Changing Lives
is supported by Creative Partnerships Australia through the Plus1 program.

We are embarking on our very first fundraising campaign to raise funds to continue our work. Every dollar we raise up to $15,000 will be matched by Creative Partnerships Australia. This will enable us to:

  • Provide story training and sharing opportunities for communities and people who often remain marginalised
  • Run skill development workshops to empower participants to tell an engaging, compelling and unique story
  • Contribute to the development of a Story Bank as an ongoing resource that archives our stories for future use in a changing community.


You can make a donation using the form below, or by completing a donation form.

Founders Circle ($1500-$2000)
Enables people of diverse backgrounds to re-imagine themselves through storytelling.

Story Supporters ($500-$1499)
Supports programs in creative storytelling for marginalised youth.

Community Fund ($50-$499)
Supports storytellers to share their stories through public facing events.

Donations of $500 and above will be acknowledged on our Donors page.

The Centre for Stories Public Fund is a tax-deductible fund listed on the Australian Government Register of Cultural Organisations maintained under Subdivision 30-B of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.


I can attest to the life-changing impact of the Centre and its initiatives. After the conclusion of my mentorship, I went on to win a national writing prize and several state prizes. I have been published locally and nationally and am completing my first novel. None of this would have been possible without the skills gained through the mentorship and ongoing support of the Centre. – Rafeif Ismail

‘Bright Lights, No City’ was a pivotal and catalytic moment. After I stood up and shared my true story to an audience for the first time. I felt creatively unencumbered after years of internalised homophobia. I wrote a novella titled ‘Poster Boy’ and finished it in a remarkable four days.  It won the prestigious nation-wide Novella project and was published in Griffith Review. I have since shared my story at festivals and at an annual fundraiser for Lifeline WA. This is a testament to the far-reaching social and cultural impact of the work done by the Centre for Stories. – Holden Sheppard


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