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Advertise in our email newsletter (35,000 subscribers) or talk to us about bespoke mailings to selected audiences. Find out more.



We'll work with you to find an opportunity that fits your resources and provides positive PR to enhance your reputation with your target audiences.

You can sponsor many areas of our work including:

  • Local projects
  • Conferences - We run a programme of conferences for literacy professionals  from teachers and school management to educational psychologists. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or having an exhibition stand, please get in touch.
  • Research - Sponsorship of this work can provide excellent publicity and show a real commitment to tackling literacy issues.



  • Competition prizes and incentives - We run competitions and prize draws across 9,000 educational settings and offer incentives for taking part in our research. If your company can donate a prize suitable for a school or library please get in touch to discuss current opportunities. This could be: equipment, educational resources or activities/trips for pupils.
  • Office materials - The less money we spend on paper and pens, the more we can spend on our work.  If you can help in this way, you’ll be making an important difference to our work.
  • Professional skills - From administration to finance and legal advice, Individual employees can use their skills to support our work. We have various areas in which skills-based volunteering can make a real difference.



A charitable donation to the National Literacy Trust enables you to give something back to communities across the UK, as well as contributing to your company's corporate social responsibility commitments.

We can work with you to select specific projects and locations to receive your support or you can become a partner by supporting the overall aims of the National Literacy Trust. 


Payroll giving

Payroll giving is the easiest, most tax efficient way of giving money to transform lives through literacy. It enables employees to give donations to charities tax free. Offering and publicising a payroll giving scheme could really help us with our work.


Employee involvement and volunteering

  • Sponsored fundraising events - We can work with you to offer your staff a wide range of sponsored activities, from overseas treks to skydives and runs. These can be done as individuals or can be a great team building activity. Find out more
  • Book donations - We work with Better World Books, a company that collects unwanted books and sells them on. It donates a proportion of the proceeds to literacy charities including the National Literacy Trust. If you'd like to support our work by collecting book donations in your place of work, please contact us on 020 7820 6252.
  • Donate as you shop - From bookshops to Ebay auctions, you can support us while shopping online at no extra cost to you. Find out more
  • Volunteering
    • Improve communication skills for the workplace - Help secondary pupils develop their communication skills and confidence for the workplace through our innovative and exciting Words for Work programme. The programme is delivered through six weekly sessions, each lasting an hour and a half. A half-day training session is provided for volunteers.
    • Support enjoyment of reading - Motivate children to read for pleasure through fun events and reading activities, as part of our Young Readers Programme. Targeted children take part in three events during the school year, so this is a great one-off or short-term volunteering opportunity.
    • Provide pro bono support - If you think that you or your staff have skills and experience that could benefit the National Literacy Trust, we'd love to hear from you. 

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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.