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.
23Feb2010Talk To Your Baby provides thousands with resources
Talk To Your Baby has 32 resources for parents and practitioners which are downloaded, on average, over 7,000 times each week.
15Feb2010Campaigning for literacy
We campaign to improve public understanding of the vital importance and impact of literacy.
15Feb2010Investigating and innovating
We investigate and innovate, conducting research to improve and measure the effectiveness of services and support for people who need help with literacy.
15Feb2010RTG passes the century mark of Premier League Reading Stars
RTG succeeds in recruiting over 100 Premier League Reading Stars since 2003
We support those trying to improve their literacy through projects, networks and communities across the UK and we deliver projects and programmes ourselves.
15Feb2010Working in partnership
We work in partnership, bringing together key organisations to lead literacy promotion in the UK, and we share our knowledge as widely as possible.
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.
30Apr2009Reading campaign reaches millions
In 2008 we led the National Year of Reading, which aimed to promote reading in the family and beyond and help build a nation of readers.