Why literacy matters
Literacy means better grades and better jobs in the future. But half of children from deprived communities start school without the language skills expected for their age. Without our help they are unlikely to ever catch up.
The Deutsche Bank Dream Big partnership will empower over 100,000 children to read, write and speak, and deliver practical support across the UK using literacy as a tool to tackle poverty.
Tackling book poverty
One in 10 children don't own a book of their own. We provide access to free books in the poorest communities, where literacy levels are well beneath the national average.
Creating primary school libraries
One in seven primary schools do not have their own library. We create inspiring spaces for children to enjoy reading and develop skills that will change their lives.
Supporting children, parents and teachers
We work across thousands of schools, nurseries and community groups, running specialist programmes designed to boost literacy skills.
Literacy skills mean better grades and better jobs in the future - together, we can help 100,000 children reach their potential.
By improving children’s literacy skills, we could grow the UK economy by £32.1bn.
Choose to partner with us and you will have access to life-changing volunteering opportunities with local schools.
From our Where’s Wally? Fun Run to the unique Arctic Challenge, we make fundraising fun.
Literacy changes everything. Every pound you raise will make a difference that lasts for decades to come.
Axel Scheffler says 'vote for the National Literacy Trust'
Discover why world-renowned illustrator and long-term supporter of the National Literacy Trust, Axel Scheffler, thinks you should vote for the National Literacy Trust...
Get ready to have fun!
Vote for the National Literacy Trust and you will have a life-changing impact on thousands of children, as well as a LOT of fun! We've got literacy-themed events, heart-warming volunteering opportunities where you'll see our work in action and unforgettable challenges to test your limits. You could abseil down a 35-floor tower in the City of London or whiz around Birmingham and London as part of an exclusive major cycling challenge - Deutsche Tour de Literature!
Test your limits
By supporting us as your UK Charity of the Year, you can make a huge difference to children's lives on a national scale. Take part in exciting fundraisers and venture into the wilderness to really get to know your colleagues. You will battle as a team in the furthest reaches of the planet in our monumental Arctic Challenge.
Become a Wally!
Closer to home, blend in with the crowd whilst trying to spot your fellow Deutsche Bank colleagues in London's Battersea Park at our annual, family-friendly Where's Wally? Fun Run.
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It is because of a belief in the power of literacy that the National Literacy Trust works with the incredible Anawim Women’s Centre in Birmingham. Let us delve into the Anawim...Learn more about Meet Nigina | Words Rising.
Hospitals can seem a scary place for a child, whether they’re in for a quick appointment, or facing a longer-term stay. Two nurses in Doncaster decided to become Literacy Champions...Learn more about Meet Bobbie and Ashleigh | Literacy Champions.
Spread the word #DBVoteLiteracyTrust
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Get in touch with your questions
We would love to hear from you and the team are ready to answer any questions. Contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7587 1842.
Come and train your dragon
Meet award-winning children's author-illustrator Cressida Cowell, best known for her How to Train Your Dragon series, on Wednesday 25 October at Deutsche Bank Winchester House.
Deutsche Bank - be part of their story
Choose the National Literacy Trust to be your Charity of the Year and you will help us to change the stories of thousands more children and families, adults and communities across the UK.
Terms and conditions for The Gruffalo signed book giveaway
Anyone who tags a contact who works at Deutsche Bank in one of our LinkedIn posts that mention this competition, or anyone who emails via the instructions on the Deutsche Bank intranet will be eligible for our exclusive book giveaway draw.
All entrants will be put into a draw and six people will be chosen at random. These six people will receive one of six copies of The Gruffalo signed by illustrator Axel Scheffler himself, complete with a personal dedication.
- You must be at least 18 years old
- Staff of the National Literacy Trust are not eligible
- Closing date is Sunday 5 November, 11pm.
- Prize winners will be contacted on Monday 6 November via email
- A total of 6 books only are available in the draw and only one book per person.
- This is a free prize draw
- Please ensure that on entering, that your LinkedIn contact details are visible so that we may contact you if you have won. If we are unable to contact you via LinkedIn, National Literacy Trust reserves the right to award the prize to another winner.
- National Literacy Trust accepts no liability for damage, loss, injury, disappointment incurred or suffered as a result of entering this competition.
- The prize is not exchangeable.