Support Vital Literacy for Kids

Help young people engage with their education and develop the confidence and skills to build a positive future.

It’s a powerful thing.

After the most testing year in our students’ young lives we ask for your support to continue our creative writing workshops with the kids who need them most.

Our workshops help kids to reengage with their education, find their voice and grow in confidence and literacy.

Our workshops are possible because of the support of people like you. Without funding we cannot run our workshops, cannot ask for kids’ stories, cannot stay connected to these wonderfully creative young people.

In 2021 our students need connection and imagination more than ever before.

How You Can Help

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At Story Factory we run creative writing and storytelling workshops for young people aged 7 to 17. Our focus is young people who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, for whom English is an additional language or dialect, are from under-resourced communities, or marginalised in other ways.

Under the guidance of our expert storytellers, and with the support of  volunteer writing tutors, young people are empowered to create original stories of all kinds. They leave with the skills and confidence essential for future success.

Every gift counts, and every bit of support goes directly to spreading the life-changing power of storytelling. Stories can change lives. 

  • $30 Allows one child to experience the joys of writing in a creative writing workshop. 
  • $50 Contributes to the development of more online resources to reach kids wherever they are.
  • $100 Covers printing the original writing of 10 students in anthologies that are theirs to keep.
  • $200 Ensures one teenager can take part in a term-long creative writing workshop.
  •  $500 Enables a whole class to take part in a one-off creative writing workshop. 

Your support is more important than ever.

 It is those in our community who are most disadvantaged who are facing the greatest hardships in the wake of the COVID-19 calamity. That includes the kids who struggle with school at the best of times, who have low literacy and are the least engaged. They’re the ones whose educational outcomes are the most compromised by disrupted schooling. The impact on their future could be catastrophic.

We’re committed to being there to help them recover lost ground, rebuild their literacy and motivation to learn, and boost their confidence, ensuring they have the best chance of success, in an uncertain future.

To make that happen, We urgently need your help.

Please give as much as you can afford – because imagination, creativity and connection are more important than ever in challenging times. Thank you!

Dr Cath Keenan AM
Executive Director and Co-founder

Become a regular giver and join our Inkwells

Commit to giving a monthly gift and become a Story Factory Inkwell – it’s one of the very best ways you can show your support and keep the creativity flowing at this critical time.

With a monthly gift of $30 – less than a dollar a day – you can ensure that one more young person can participate in one of our innovative creative writing workshops every month.

We’ll keep you informed about how your gifts are making a difference by sending you quarterly updates, including original writing by the freshly-minted young writers you’ve inspired. And we’ll keep you up to date with emails sharing the latest news, and inviting you to events. Of course you can modify or update your gift at any time.

Become an Inkwell by making a donation right now. Just choose “Monthly” (rather than “One Off”) and you’re all set.

For more information email

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Story Factory Inc. (previously Sydney Story Factory Inc.) is registered as an incorporated entity. We are a public benevolent institution with DGR1 tax status.

All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible, and of course we will automatically send you a tax deductible receipt.

If you’d like to talk to someone at Story Factory about your donation, including EFT details, please email Lachlan at 

Thank You.

Thank you for your support of literacy, creativity and confidence in the young people who need it most.

The impact of your generosity can be felt throughout an entire life.