WestWords is dedicated to developing the distinctive, articulate voices that are key to creative innovation and social & personal change.

As supporters you share our vision and enable us to do amazing things. We appreciate your help in:

  • working with more that 3,800 young people in more than 30 Western Sydney primary and secondary schools each year
  • building confidence, creativity and self-efficacy in children and young people through writing opportunities
  • funding WestWords’ writers’ and illustrators’ residencies in schools and community centres in Western Sydney
  • nurturing young people’s reading and writing enhancing their future life chances
  • setting up new centres across Western Sydney for writers and readers to share their stories

Creative Partnerships Funding

WestWords is a recipient of Plus1 – a dollar-for-dollar matched fundraising program provided by Creative Partnerships Australia. This means that for a limited time, for every $1 donation we receive, we can put $2 towards one of our important programs.

Individual donations:

  • $50 will allow a child to attend a full day’s workshop
  • $300 will see a writer come to a classroom and work with up to 30 young people in a specifically dedicated hour long workshop.
  • $500 enables a writer to spend a half a day at a school working with the multiple groups of students
  • $1,000 will support a day long writers’ workshop for writers’ at any stage of their development, in any setting.

A corporate partnership with WestWords:

  • MAKES A DIFFERENCE in the creative, emotional and educational lives of young people in Western Sydney
  • ALIGNS YOUR BRAND with Western Sydney communities
  • ENGAGES YOUR STAFF with exciting programs
  • $1,000 will contribute to buying heaters for our new writers’ room in Campbelltown.
  • $5,000 will contribute to buying books to build a library of Western Sydney writers to be available across all our centres across Western Sydney.
  • $10,000 funds a six week long author’s residency in a primary or secondary school.
  • $20,000 will help equip our new Centre in Parramatta with office furniture and supplies.
  • $50,000 will enable WestWords to employ a part-time Development Manager.
  • Our WestWords partners are acknowledged on our website and in our written material.


All donations of $2 and above are tax deductible.

To donate by fax or post, download our paper donation form here: Donations WestWords form
To donate via paypal 

If you have any questions, please email admin@westwords.com.au or phone 02 8821 9178.


Thanks for considering a donation to WestWords, even the smallest donation can change young people’s lives through literature development in Western Sydney.