Donations

The SCWC is a not-for-profit cultural organisation and has DGR (Donations and Gift Recipient) status. All donations above $2 are tax deductible.

Join and Support

The SCWC is a not-for-profit organisation and largely depends on the generosity of individuals. Fundraising and donations play a vital role in our ability to achieve our goals. The support we receive underpins the SCWC literary programs, including programs for youth, women, Indigenous people and people with culturally and linguistically diverse writers and readers.

Patrons of the SCWC

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Sharon Bird, MP Federal Member for Cunningham- 'Mary Poppins'-- Patron of the SCWC Office

Sharon Bird is a Federal Member for NSW with a vested interest in the needs and feelings of the younger generation, and a desire to see the world of politics more directly address their concerns. She was a TAFE and high school teacher prior to entering the public service, and now focuses on national issues such as Medicare, Centrelink, taxation, higher education, immigration and citizenship. The work she has done in raising awareness of university debt and the decreasing affordability of housing—coupled with her campaign to save Warrawong Centrelink—is truly commendable. As a not-for-profit literary arts organisation with a similar focus on social inclusion, we are thankful for her efforts as our ‘Patron of the SCWC Office’.


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Paul Scully, MP Member for Wollongong- 'Gandalf'-- Patron of the SCWC Internship Program

Paul Scully has been a Member for Wollongong since November 2016, and his family has lived in Wollongong for three generations. His passion for protecting current jobs—and creating opportunities for future jobs—is a commitment that is widely appreciated, and harmonises with our own values as a small arts organisation. He was recently appointed the Chief Operating Officer of the Australian Institute for Innovative Materials at the UOW Innovation Campus, and through this saw firsthand how dedicated the students and teachers of UOW are. Paul has worked tirelessly against the Liberal Government’s cuts to hospitals and TAFE, understanding just how important quality healthcare and education are for our local community. In addition, Paul was actively involved in the Wollongong Community Building Partnership Grants, distributing $300 000 worth of funding to community groups with dedicated volunteers. All of these factors made Paul the ideal ‘Patron of the SCWC Internship Program’, and we are eternally grateful for his contribution.

Colin Markham, Former MP, Shadow Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Parliamentary Secretary for Aboriginal Affairs - Patron of the Aboriginal Literacy program


Donors of the SCWC

  • Aunty Barbara Nicholson (2017)
  • Catherine McKinnon (2017)
  • Colin Markham (2017)
  • Gabrielle Jones (2017)
  • Jack Baker (2017)
  • Jack Baker (2017)
  • Moira Kirkwood (2017)
  • Ron Pretty (2017)
  • Aunty Barabara Nicholson
  • Community Underwriting
  • Jack Baker
  • John Muk Muk Burke
  • Linda Godfrey
  • Luke McNamara
  • Merlinda Bobis
  • Paul Sharrad
  • Rhiannon Hall
  • Rick Moore
  • Rie Natalenko
  • Ron Pretty
  • Steven Vasilakis
  • Treva Taylor
  • Valerie Harwood