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Readings Foundation awards $123,880 in grants for 2015

The Readings Foundation has announced nine Victorian organisations that will share $123,880 worth of grants.

The grant recipients are:

  • Somebody’s Daughter Theatre: $10,000 to ‘add a storytelling/writing program for the young people in foster-care and their carers’
  • Reading Out of Poverty: $16,000 to ‘establish a new chapter in the outer SE Suburbs of Melbourne, so that they can provide literacy support to disadvantaged children and families in the region’
  • Mallee Family Care: $20,000 to support Reading Discovery, ‘an early intervention preschool program that targets marginalized families in Mildura to improve language and literacy’
  • Asylum Seeker Resource Centre: $15,000 to the School’s Program to ‘provide students and teachers with the tools to change attitudes towards asylum seekers’
  • Migrant Information Centre: $2880 to ‘extra reading resources, literacy games and teaching aides’
  • Aboriginal Literacy Foundation: $10,000 to ‘bring 100 indigenous girls aged 14-18 years together for a weekly Literacy & Numeracy Homework Club based in the Northern suburbs of Melbourne’
  • Church of All Nations Community Support: $15,000 to ‘provide homework, tutoring and literacy support to the many families and students from the local Carlton Housing Estates who attend the Church of All Nations (CAN) Community Support Family Learning Program’
  • The Wheeler Centre: $20,000 to ‘offer 20 Hot Desk Fellowships for writers focusing on the genres of Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Drama and Young Adult’
  • Hush: $5000 to ‘the release of The HUSH Treasure Book, a 48 page children’s book with stories & illustrations by some of Australia’s leading children’s book authors and illustrators’ for young patients at the Royal Children’s Hospital.


The foundation will also continue to support the Brotherhood of St Laurence, donating $5000 to the Home Interaction for Parents and Youngsters and $5000 to Sacred Heart Mission in St Kilda.

Readings donates 10% of its profits to the Readings Foundation each year, in addition to donations collected through gift-wrapping, notice services and in-store events. As previously reported by Books+Publishing, the foundation distributed $134,750 in grants to six organisations in 2014.

For more information, visit the Readings website here.



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