What have we achieved so far?
Since our foundation in 1993, literacy levels have increased by 24%, with 80% of 11-year-olds reaching the stage expected for their age group in 2009, compared with only 56% in 1995. Yet, as demands on literacy skills are rapidly increasing, there is still much to do to reach those people who are in most need of literacy support.
Fundraising and support successes:
21Mar2013Mia becomes the first reader in her family
Mia's parents can't read or write. Her brothers left school with very poor literacy. But Mia has become the first reader in her family.
25May2012Football fan becomes a reading fan
Sajid, aged 11, from Whitechapel has changed his mind about reading thanks to Premier League Reading Stars.
15Dec2011Literacy Champion inspires young mum
One of the volunteers from our London Literacy Champions project has encouraged and supported a young mum to read more with her children and join the local library.
15Feb2010Campaigning for literacy
We campaign to improve public understanding of the vital importance and impact of literacy.
03Feb2010Starbucks volunteers are making a difference in local communities
Starbucks staff regularly volunteer at our National Young Readers' Programme events, as part of the company's partnership with us.
20Jan20102009 Pushing the Envelope raises £14,600!
Each year, Pitney Bowes runs the Pushing the Envelope auction to raise money for the National Literacy Trust.
06Jan2009Starbucks five year partnership
We're delighted that Starbucks have committed to work with us from 2008-13.