Black, no sugar

…a series of dark stories by Carole Kelly.

Help us raise the budget to engage voice-over talent and an audio engineer, and commission a composer / musician for a Black, no sugar’ title track. Read about our funding campaign here.

Putting the Puzzle together

Funding for Black, no sugar

The budget for ‘Black, no sugar‘ is $10,000, made up of $5,000 in matched funding by the Australian Cultural Fund, and $5,000 raised via donations.

This money goes to:

  • engaging voice-over narrators for podcast and audiobook
  • commissioning a composer / musician to produce a title track or song for the project
  • hiring a studio for recording
  • engaging an audio engineer – John Tomkins
  • publishing the stories individually and as an anthology
Four figures putting a puzzle together

For an update of our fundraising, visit the ACF portal here.

The ACF describes the Boost programme on their website as follows:

ACF Boost is a matched funding program for independent artists and small arts organisations using the ACF. Participants in the program leverage private sector support raised through their ACF campaign with a small, matched funding ‘boost’ from Creative Australia.

ACF Boost consists of matched micro-grants from $2,000 to $5,000 that are granted to artists and organisations using the ACF platform, with projects running across a specific timeframe. Successful applicants are granted an additional $1,000 at the commencement of their ACF Boost campaign to fund the development of fundraising activity and materials and support its success.


It is very exciting and flattering to be included in this year’s Boost programme. We cannot wait to start putting Black, no sugar together for those who love their fiction a little darker.

With your support and donations, Black, no sugar will become a reality. Thank you in advance.

If you’d like to read our submission in detail, you can find it here.


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Our goal  is to claim $5000 in matched funding which is on offer by the ACF to the ‘Black, no sugar’ project. To secure that funding, we need to raise $5000 in donations.

We have until midnight on 30th June 2024 to raise $5000


We have raised:

3% / $125