What We Do

People who have difficulty reading and writing suffer from shame, poor self-esteem and negative life experiences. They also lack access to many opportunities that most of us take for granted. ALNF exists to help these people by raising literacy levels in Australia’s most marginalised communities. Through six core programs and a number of one-off community projects, ALNF provides funding, training, support and resources to individuals, families and schools.

Our Programs


First Language App

The ALNF develops a groundbreaking app in Yankunytjatjara & Pitjantjatjara Learn More

Congratulations Nara and Anastasia!

Mimili students complete Year 12 after achieving competencies in ALNF's Early Language and Literacy course Learn More

RAS Highlighted in Recent Report

RAS named one of the most successful programs for learning and transition support for refugee students Learn More

From the Community

"I would really love to see all Indigenous and non-Indigenous services put their staff through this training. I can't recommend it enough!"

Preschool Educator, Kempsey NSW

"Language is my life. You have given me back my life. I am alive again."

Warumungu Elder, NT

"Dear ALNF, thank you for giving us books for our class to read. Now I can practice my reading. These books are helping me to improve my English. Thank you so much."

RAS student, Wagga Wagga

"I’m going to teach the kids to the best of my ability and give them the best chance that I can and I honestly feel that ALNF, that’s the best chance."

Teacher and community member, Palm Island QLD

"I have always struggled myself with language and literacy, been a bad speller and struggled at school. This training has taught me so much about language - giving me tools to use to teach and extend my knowledge to all children. All of it has been incredible."

Preschool Educator, Nambucca Heads NSW

Give Now

Your gift can help make a real difference for individuals, families and communities

  • $30 You can provide extra learning support to Indigenous preschoolers.
  • $80 You can provide a child with a Literacy Pack filled with books and reading resources.
  • $120 You can train an Indigenous mentor to provide support to primary school children
  • $5 $5 a month for a year will provide vital learning materials for a child in a remote community.
  • $10 $10 a month for a year will provide a child with a Literacy Pack filled with educational resources and books.
  • $20 $20 a month for a year will provide a preschool student with learning support to successfully transition to school.
What We Do

We work in communities across Australia