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Changing the world, one story at a time.

 

Support our end of year cause and give the gift of creativity this holiday season: our elder-in-residence program.

Find a cause close to your heart:

  • Raise the Roof

    $2000 or more

    CHAIR’S CIRCLE – Support young women to achieve their goals through storytelling, networking and mentoring opportunities. Previously we have run storytelling workshops and mentoring programs for women from CaLD and other diverse communities.

  • Writing Change, Writing Inclusion

    $2000 or more

    FOUNDERS’ CIRCLE – Support our signature writing program Writing Change, Writing Inclusion, a three-year program to support and develop writers from diverse backgrounds in Western Australia to develop their craft. This includes mentorships, hot desk fellowships, and publishing opportunities.

  • Word Up Youth Storytelling

    $500 or more

    STORY SUPPORTERS – Help us to deliver more creative storytelling schools programs for young people living in difficult and complex environments, particularly students from Intensive English Centres, to learn the skills of storytelling, build confidence, improve wellbeing and improve their understanding of literacy.

  • Elders-in-Residence

    $3000 per elder

    COMMUNITY FUND – Support writers and storytellers of all backgrounds over sixty to complete a three month creative residency at Centre for Stories with the support of a $3000 stipend. While working on their own writing projects, elders also provide mentoring, feedback and workshops for emerging writers in the space.

  • Emerging Writer’s Fellowships

    $15,000 per fellow

    OPEN TO SPONSORS – Help us to enable three outstanding emerging writers to support them to get to the next stage of their development. They will be matched with a mentor and editor who will work closely with the emerging writer to bring their work up to a publishable standard. We will also connect them with other writers, publishers, and booksellers.

  • Hot Desk Fellowships

    $2000 per writer

    OPEN TO SPONSORS – Offer hot desk fellowships on an annual ongoing basis to 10 emerging writers for a 12-week period. Emerging writers will be provided with the space and resources to write and create new works at Centre for Stories. Writers and their work will be published on our website and digital journal Portside Review.

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  • Chair’s Circle

    $2,000+

    The Chair’s Circle funds Raise the Roof – a program supporting young women to achieve their goals through storytelling, networking and mentoring opportunities.

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  • Community Fund

    $50+

    In 2023 the Community Fund will support the elder-in-residence program, supporting three creatives over the age of 60 to work on their writing over three months at Centre for Stories.

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  • Founders’ Circle

    $2,000+

    Support our signature writing program, Writing Change, Writing Inclusion, to empower emerging and mid-career writers from diverse backgrounds.

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  • Story Supporters

    $500+

    Story Supporters fund our Word Up youth storytelling program. This is an extension of our current schools program aimed at youth from complex backgrounds.

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Donate what you want

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.

Our impact

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.

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
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  • 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
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Partnerships

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.