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From Community: An award-winning library program in Cunnamulla, where literacy levels are dire

About 75 per cent of the residents in Cunnamulla, a very remote community in Queensland’s south-west are in the ‘most-disadvantaged’ and ‘highly-disadvantaged’ categories, according to the index of relative socio-economi... Read more

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Reconciliation Week: Celebrating many voices, histories and stories

Reconciliation is at the heart of our future and this week, we're celebrating our many voices, histories and stories.  Last month, we ran a ticket giveaway with the Sydney Writers Festival. The winner receieved a double pass to The Empty ... Read more

Program news: Alice from Pearson joins the Warbuton trip

This week ILF program manager Tina Raye, program coordinator Cindy Manfong and Alice Mcnamara from Pearson Australia travelled about 2,000 miles across Australia to work in the remote community of Warburton.  Located in Western Australia, 105... Read more

Indigenous Writers Prize: A 'whole new style of Aboriginal writing' is one the rise

A "whole new style of Aboriginal writing" is on the rise along with a growing Aboriginal readership, says Bruce Pascoe, whose non-fiction study of precolonial Indigenous agriculture, Dark Emu, was named book of the year ... Read more

From Community: Providing books to remote communities in the Utopia Homelands

The Utopia Homelands is a collection of 18 satellite outstations, about 350km north east of Alice Springs. The outstations are spread out across the homelands, and can range from 10 to 50 km apart from one another.  There are about 800 to 1,0... Read more

What we do 

Our Foundation gifts new books and literacy resources to Indigenous kids and families in remote communities. Find out more.
 

Why we do it

To level the playing field so that all Australian children have the same opportunities to develop a life long love of reading

Who we are

We are a not-for-profit charity, funded entirely by donations. Licence Number CFN/21762

How can you help?

You can donate funds regularly or run specific fundraising activities

What's On?

On May 27, Epic Good Foundation will host 'Kick On' Brisbane fundraiser with all proceeds going to the ILF. Get tickets here

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Utopia homelands NT loving the books from ILF

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    Byron Bay Writers festival have announced their keynote guests for their 20th annual festival.

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