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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.

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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Help us tackle the cost of literacy crisis

Soaring prices are having a direct impact on child literacy levels. And families with the lowest incomes are being hit the hardest. A donation today from you means that together, we can change more children’s life stories.

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Supporter prize draw

We rely on the hard work and generosity of our supporters to raise sponsorship, as it is the money they raise which allows us to continue our important work across the UK. We would like to reward our most dedicated supporters by offering them the chance to enter a prize draw if they raise more than £100.

Would you consider making a donation for this prize draw? We would be incredibly grateful for anything you would be able to offer. Please contact us if you would like to donate something to our prize draw and help to change more life stories.

Thank you to the following companies who have already kindly donated prizes:

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...