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Local charities and organisations


National Literacy Trust in Birmingham works with local charities and organisations to provide literacy programmes for young people and adults within a community setting. See below for resources or more information on available programmes from us and our partners.

The National Literacy Trust has a host of literacy opportunities for charities, community organisations and businesses in Birmingham.

These include:

  • Opportunities to collect free books (which we receive brand new in sporadic drops from our publisher partners, such as Penguin Random House, Harper Collins, Emma Press and Hachette)
  • Author events in public spaces and online
  • Sustained (5 to 10 week) literacy programmes – working on specific skills such as reading, writing, oracy and parent-child reading.
  • Reading and writing competitions and challenges.

The best way to keep up to date with our calendar is to join our monthly opportunities newsletter. Email with a brief introduction to yourself and your organisation to join.

Literacy programmes for communities working with young people

  • Game Changers is a 20-session reading programme specifically designed for students who are excluded, at risk of exclusion or self-excluding.
    Learn more
  • Check out these articles written by Literacy Champions that will inspire you to think about the world around you.
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Literacy programmes for communities working with adults