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At The National Literacy Trust, we are dedicated to fighting poverty through literacy.

There are now 4.3 million children living in poverty in the UK and 1 in 11 of those children don't own a single book. The cost-of-living crisis is growing the scale of this challenge massively. Some families are now struggling to afford food, let alone books.

That's why we need your help to continue our work boosting the literacy skills of children and young people living in the UK's most economically disadvantaged communities, giving them the best possible chance of success in work, school and life.

Read on to find out how you can support us!

A book for Christmas opens a lifetime of possibilities

Our latest research shows that fewer children own a book than at any time in the last five years, and that almost a million children in the UK don’t have any books of their own at home. This is truly shocking.

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This Christmas, donate to the National Literacy Trust

How you can support us

Whether you're an experienced fundraiser or a complete novice, you're all welcome and we have a range of ideas below for how you can show your support!

  • Whether you want to run, hike, cycle or try something a little more unusual to raise money for our work, we've got the event for you!
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  • Why not get creative and organise your own fundraising event in your local community? We're lucky to have many amazing community fundraisers - read their stories to...
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  • Donate today and help us empower even more children with the literacy skills they need to succeed in life.
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Fundraising success stories

Our fundraisers are incredible - they dedicate huge amounts of time to raising money to give children living in the UK's most economically disadvantaged communities a brighter future. Read about their incredible efforts here...