Corporate support

Boots Opticians

Low literacy undermines our economic competitiveness and sustainability, and creates obstacles to a fairer society. Businesses have the resources and reach to make a real impact.

Literacy Recovery - Covid impact appeal

Help us ensure 200,000 children do not fall further behind. This July, a further 200,000 children left primary school unable to read at the expected level. This is an urgent appeal to support Literacy Recovery of children and young people in our most disadvantaged communities.

Please donate today

  • £10 could pay for a disadvantaged child to have books in the home, develop a reading habit and gain the skills and confidence to thrive in the classroom.
  • £25 could fund a teenager to attend skills workshops specially designed for young people with low literacy. We believe lost learning should not be a barrier to aspiration and prosperity.
  • £250 could help families; supporting their literacy through our reading programmes proven to accelerate literacy development.

Supporting on a monthly or annual basis could help make more of a difference. Our recovery strategy is to build long-term sustained partnerships that can help support the children most in need, in the most effective way.

We support and complement work in the classroom: Our recovery work is focused on helping disadvantaged children engage with books at school and home

Our community work complements education: Our volunteer Literacy Champions empower disadvantaged parents to support their children’s literacy recovery by giving them resources and skills to support learning at home or reignite and motivate children’s desire to learn through exciting activities.

To find out more about our Literacy Recovery campaign, please contact

Opportunities for partnership

By working in partnership with us, you can make a real difference to raising literacy levels.

We recognise that companies and their employees want to see where their support goes, and so we make every effort to provide line of sight for all your support – whether it’s fundraising, employee time or other partnership activity. We can also provide bespoke opportunities for you to meet your CSR and business objectives.

  • Engaging your employees

    There is so much you can do within your organisation. Workplace giving, skills-based volunteering opportunities for school programmes, team building and challenge events, providing support for parents on how to support their children’s literacy skills, and much more.

  • Taking action in your local community

    Support local services near your office by providing funds, volunteering time or gifts to directly benefit people in your local community. You could also sponsor a literacy programme to boost literacy levels in disadvantaged communities.

  • Working with suppliers, customers and peers

    Fundraising events that include your suppliers and clients can be a great way to showcase your CSR efforts. Or how about working with us to create a product or service for your business that has mutual benefits?

  • Supporting the national literacy campaign

    Benefit from brand alignment by partnering with us on a campaign or commission some new research to enhance the evidence base.

Vision for Literacy Business Pledge

79 businesses have committed to taking action to raise literacy levels and boost social mobility in 2020. Find out more about the pledge and how businesses can sign up in 2021.

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Our partnerships

  • KPMG take action on literacy

    Shaping national literacy policy and building business support with KPMG

    We have been working with KPMG to drive literacy policy development and increase business engagement.
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  • McDonald's Happy Readers - BFG

    Reaching millions of families through the McDonald’s Happy Readers partnership

    We have worked in partnership with McDonald’s since 2013 as part of McDonald’s Happy Readers campaign.
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  • PLPS

    Inspiring children’s literacy through football with the Premier League

    We are a key partner for Premier League Primary Stars, the Premier League’s new schools programme. 
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Our corporate partners

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