Your support can make a difference

With your help we can keep more textile, as well as arts and crafts materials out of landfill, while simultaneously helping isolated people engage meaningfully with their local community.


We appreciate the work of our volunteers – the people that do the ‘boring bits’ so selflessly in support of our production team and workshops.

We also need administrative support for grant writing and press releases.

Our Paper & the Works project at the Green Shed also needs volunteers to provide shop assistance. If you can help for a 3-4 hour shift per week, please contact us.

Contact Us

Purchase Our Products

Products can be bought in person at Paper & the Works, in the Green Shed, Flemington Rd, Mitchell from Mondays to Fridays from 10am to 1pm.

Products are also available at supporting Canberra retailers: The National Arboretum, Australia Choice, National Botanic Gardens, as well as Australia Post outlets at Watson and Campbell shops.

You can also purchase from our online shop.

Online Shop


Donations by cheque can be mailed to our snail mail address or banking details for direct deposits can be obtained by contacting us.

All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible as Paperworks Inc has Deductible Gift Recipient Status.


*This will take you to a special donation page.

Our Sponsors through the years

Thank you all very much, without your help we would not be able to support our community.


  • Woden Community Service Inc
  • Mrs Nel


  • Woden Community Service Inc
  • $15,000 from an anonymous benefactor
  • $750 from Yarralumla Uniting Church
  • English Family Foundation
  • Snow Foundation
  • Hands Across Canberra
  • Mrs Nel


  • $30,000 from an anonymous benefactor. Funding will be utilised to support artisans wages and other operational costs.
  • $3,000 from CBB towards the development of a seeded paper product
  • $500 from Yarralumla Uniting Church


  • $30,000 from an anonymous benefactor. Amongst other things, it has been used to fund wages and employ a second team of artisans from the marginalised community. This has enabled us to expand our production capacity as well.
  • $10,000 from the Snow Foundation. This has been used to fund operating costs.
  • $10,000 from Social Ventures Australia assisted with the employment of one person living with disability
  • $9,800 from Hands Across Canberra funded a short term project, “Paper Bridges”, in collaboration with the Ted Noffs Foundation where disconnected young people were encouraged to rebuild contact with their families. The project commenced in October 2014.
  • $500 from Yarralumla Uniting Church. This has been an annual gift for the past few years and we are immensely grateful for ongoing faithfulness of this wonderful community’s support of our work.


  • $8,635 Disability ACT Innovation Grant, papermaking with refugee and migrant women.
  • $1,000 Bendigo Bank, through the Community Hero grant.
  • $50,000 third year of a three-year Disability ACT grant.
  • Number plate fund raiser – Centenary of Canberra initiative


  • $10,000 from The Green Shed, recycling centre, Canberra.
  • $4,000 ACT Government Infrastructure Grant to buy a printing press.
  • $50,000 second year of a three-year Disability ACT grant.


  • $50,000 first year of a three-year Disability ACT grant.
  • $1,041 ACT Government Infrastructure Grant to buy a drying rack.


  • $27,175 Arts ACT Start Up Grant for pilot program.