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Pantera Press Foundation donates $85k in FY2020

Pantera Press has announced the company has donated $85,000 via the Pantera Press Foundation this financial year.

Its donations include a total of $70,000 in untied funding to arts organisations Story Factory, Writing NSW and Red Room Poetry, and to the Indigenous youth climate network Seed Mob, in addition to a donation and staff and author matching for bushfire relief earlier this year.

‘We had big plans to ramp up the impact of the Pantera Press Foundation by searching for exciting new projects in FY2020,’ said CEO and co-founder Ali Green. ‘However, with the devastating bushfires followed by the Covid-19 pandemic, we quickly realised this was a time to provide support to our existing partners to ensure they could not only survive this crisis but thrive afterwards. We hope that we can encourage other foundations and funders to also provide untied funding, particularly in the arts sector, at this difficult time.’

Writing NSW CEO Jane McCredie said: ‘Writers are doing it tough at the moment: festivals and other live events have been cancelled, publishers have cancelled or deferred some books, and opportunities to earn income from school appearances and other activities have dried up. Writing NSW is working hard to help writers meet these challenges, through information and resources, expanded digital services, and paid employment opportunities for a diverse range of writers. This generous unconditional donation from the Pantera Press Foundation will help to ensure the stories of our state continue to be told through the current crisis and beyond.’


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