Stories bring us closer together. Help us to support emerging artists, increase empathy through sharing stories, improve the mental wellbeing of our program beneficiaries and create stronger, more connected communities.
22% increase in social wellbeing for Writing Change, Writing Inclusion participants
12% increase in sense of connection and improved communication skills for Backstories storytellers
10% increase in feeling heard and respected for Writing Change, Writing Inclusion participants
Thanks to generous support from people like you, we can continue to make changes like these for our communities. Let’s make tomorrow better.
The Chair’s Circle funds Raise the Roof– a program supporting young women to achieve their goals through storytelling, networking and mentoring opportunities.Donate
In 2022 the Community Fund will support Story Lounge, our pop-up hub in Perth’s CBD.Donate
The Founders’ Circle funds programs that enable people from diverse backgrounds to re-imagine themselves through storytelling.Donate
Story Supporters fund our youth storytelling program. This is an extension of our current schools program aimed at youth from complex backgrounds.Donate
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.
Your support helps people like…
As an immigrant from a different background, I found Centre for Stories very different from mainstream writing organisations in Perth. I wandered dismally from one to another in the first two years of settling in Perth. The inclusive approach and professional team who are friendly and helpful have made the mentorship experience beyond joy. And now approaching the end of the mentorship project, I feel I am heard and I know this is the beginning of a long journey ahead. – Elham Mohammadnejad, writer
Growing up my story was one I did very much try to hide, and to come to a point of being able to share it so publicly, and more importantly, proudly is testament to the growth I have made within my personal life but also growth I would not have been able to achieve without the Centre for Stories’ assistance. I could not speak more highly of the organisation and its employees who bring such an energy and understanding to their work. They have made and ensured all my experiences and involvement through multiple projects over the years have been so wonderful and rewarding. – Daniel Bacon, storyteller
Why our donors give…
I am privileged to be a member of the Board and a supporter of Centre for Stories. With the face of our society changing, it’s vital for that to be reflected in the voices that are welcomed and heard, and the stories that are told. We support Centre for Stories because ‘diversity and inclusion’ is not something that the Centre does, because it is required. It is what the Centre is. It is its very essence. – Neil Fernandes, Deputy Chair
Stories change lives
Read our 2022 Social Impact Report
You’ve brought me closer to my community and feel like I belong. You’ve helped me connect human to human. You’ve brought out my light and lifted my spirit through the storytelling training. You’ve helped me better understand people’s experiences who identify in different ways. You’ve helped me find confidence in my story and sense of self.” – Backstories storyteller
Our partnerships are collaborations that fund us, work with us, share expertise, and support us in delivering our objectives. Thank you to each of our partners for their ongoing support and contribution.
If you’re interested in partnering with the Centre for Stories, please Get in touch.