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Multi-agency delivery in Castle Vale

Thanks to funding from the Castle Vale Endowment Trust Fund, The National Literacy Trust is working with the Castle Vale Neighbourhood Partnership to deliver Literacy Champions. 100 families from the estate in North West Birmingham will be supported through the project by March 2015. The project will benefit from multi-agency delivery, with the local children’s centre, nurseries, schools and community organisations working collaboratively.

Call-out for housing association delivery partner

The National Literacy Trust has received funding from the Dulverton Trust to continue our delivery of the Literacy Champions programme in partnership with social housing providers, including an independent evaluation.

Housing associations can apply to deliver the programme by viewing the full proposal and submitting the expression of interest form to by 29 August 2014. Funding is available to work with one housing association for 12 months from September 2014 to October 2015, supporting at least 35 volunteers and 100 local families with children aged two to five. The selected delivery partner will be chosen by local need and by their capacity and reach.

The Literacy Champions programme supports our key business objective to address child poverty and offer better life chances for those living on our estates and in the local community across London, from an early age.

The volunteers brought their own unique interpretations to the sessions and the way they supported families provided a bespoke offer to meet individual needs. Our organisation has a very strong heritage of involving volunteers in all areas of the business and this project offered some new ways we could continue to meet the needs of the communities we serve.

Working with local libraries was a new partnership that we have continued to foster in some of the boroughs where the project was delivered. This has been particularly useful when alerting parents and families to activities in their local community and also meant that parents could access additional services nearby.


For more information, please contact:
Jennifer Cole
Project Manager
020 7820 6274


“This project is a great way to use peer-to-peer support to present a less threatening approach to parents and carers who aren’t currently engaging with their child’s school or children’s centre or family learning provision in the community. It overcomes barriers and draws these families in so they are able to access all the support available to them and their children.”
CALAT Family Learning (Croydon)


The National Literacy Trust is a registered charity no. 1116260 and a company limited by guarantee no. 5836486 registered in England and Wales and a registered charity in Scotland no. SC042944.
Registered address: 68 South Lambeth Road, London SW8 1RL.