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Who we help


Children holding up books in BelfastOur inspirational reading events tap into popular culture to engage disadvantaged children in reading, writing and communication activities. Young Readers Programme and Premier League Reading Stars are two of our programmes that work in this way to support classroom teaching and strengthen the link between the school and the home.

Young people

BDB Workshop 1 - Sally with boys 2Our work with disengaged young people develops communication skills and confidence. Words for Work brings businesses and schools together to support secondary students and prepare them for both the workplace and adult life.



forums imageWe offer teachers support at every stage of their school improvement from planning through to research and evaluation. The National Literacy Trust Network gives access to a huge range of tools and resources while our workshops and CPD helps teachers and leaders address specific issues. 


BDB Workshop 1 - Sally with boys 2Our Words for Life campaign encourages parents and carers to talk more and enjoy stories and rhymes with both babies and older children. We also work directly with families, providing peer support through Literacy Champions and working with children's centres through Early Words Together.



Young man readingOur Books Unlocked programme supports prisoners and young offenders throughout the country to become avid readers.

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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.