Communities and local areas

We target our work in the communities that need help most, working with local partners to deliver place-based solutions.

Every community faces different challenges and we need local solutions. Significant government investment and a national educational policy have not achieved results in the most deprived areas.

We believe that by taking coordinated action at a local level to drive up literacy levels, we can support increased educational attainment and employability skills, and improve health outcomes and social capital.

National Literacy Trust Hubs and regional campaigns help communities to achieve these aims.

  • Our approach

    Learn more about our experience in local communities and the benefits of our Hubs approach.

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  • Local authorities

    Discover how we can work with you and your local partners to develop a plan to address low literacy.

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  • Hubs report

    Download a report on the impact of our first three Hubs in Middlesbrough, Bradford and Peterborough.

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National Literacy Trust Hubs

National Literacy Trust Hubs bring together local partners to tackle literacy issues in communities across the UK where low levels of literacy are seriously impacting on people’s lives.

We work with local businesses, health, education and cultural organisations to help raise literacy levels in our Hub areas. Our approach is different in each place we work because every community has different needs and this is the best way to create long-lasting change.

Each Hub has a public-facing campaign brand.

  • Bradford kids


    The National Literacy Trust Hub in Bradford is branded Bradford Stories.
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    The National Literacy Trust Hub in Birmingham is known locally as Birmingham Stories.
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  • Doncaster reading


    The National Literacy Trust Hub in Doncaster is known locally as Doncaster Stories.
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  • Get Hastings Reading bus launch children with books


    We have established a National Literacy Trust Hub in Hastings.
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  • Abingdon School


    The National Literacy Hub in Middlesbrough is branded as Middlesbrough Reads.
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    North Yorkshire Coast

    The National Literacy Trust Hub on the North Yorkshire Coast is known locally as Our Stories.
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  • RON boy


    The National Literacy Trust Hub in Nottingham is known locally as Read On Nottingham.
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  • HRH at Peterborough Hub


    The National Literacy Trust Hub in Peterborough is branded Peterborough Reads.
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  • Haywood kids


    The Stoke-on-Trent Literacy Hub is branded Stoke Reads.
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    Our National Literacy Trust Hub in Swindon is known locally as Swindon Stories.
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Local and regional campaigns

  • Nick Sharratt


    Read Manchester is a campaign from Manchester City Council and the National Literacy Trust to promote reading and boost literacy throughout the city.
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  • RNE Tracey Corderoy

    North East

    Read North East is a campaign to raise children’s literacy levels in the North East.
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