The Next Chapter

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Become a member of The Next Chapter and help transform the life stories of disadvantaged children in the UK.

Some children have a childhood that is hard to imagine:

  • Imagine struggling to read and dreading that sooner or later everyone will find out
  • Imagine your school closing, and your own mum or dad are not able to help to support your learning
  • Imagine not having a single book in your home

The recent school closures across the UK mean that the weeks, and possibly months, ahead will be challenging for any parent. But for the families of the 4.5 million children already living in poverty in the UK, the pressures of economic hardship, social isolation and needing to support their children’s learning could be overwhelming or impossible.

As a charity that exists to change the lives of disadvantaged children through literacy, there’s never been a more important time for our work.

Help us write The Next Chapter in these children’s lives.

Join us today as a Next Chapter member, and pledge £500 to give children from some of the poorest communities in the UK the literacy skills they need to succeed in life. That's just £10 a week.

With Gift Aid your donation will become £625 - that's an extra £125 to help us improve the literacy of even more children and families.

The Next Chapter benefits include:

  • Members-only events

    Be invited to exclusive events, hosted by acclaimed National Literacy Trust author ambassadors.

  • A signed book

    Receive a signed copy of a best-selling book by one of our author supporters.

  • Regular updates

    Hear about the impact of the work you have funded, and be 'in the know' with our latest research and policy work.

  • Visit our work

    The chance to visit or volunteer with our work to see the difference your generous donation can make.

Join The Next Chapter to help change the life stories of children and families from some of the most deprived communities in the UK.

In order to become a member of The Next Chapter you can either make a one-off donation of £500 (please choose "The Next Chapter" on the Reason for donating dropdown) or make a monthly recurring donation of £41.67. 

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