Teachers and Librarians

In 2016 we are funding an opportunity for schools and groups who work with disadvantaged young people to apply for a series of small grants to be spent in local independent bookshops.

The amount awarded in each UK region will total £1000. This may go entirely to one school/group, or we may choose to break this amount down into several smaller grants of £750 / £500 / £250 – £250 can still buy a few nice books!

Which bookshops we use will depend on the location of the winning groups. We would expect young people to choose the books themselves, with guidance from their librarians, teachers and booksellers.

Sorry – as with other school competitions we have run, this is not eligible for fee-paying schools to enter.

All we need – in a short email to our director –  is the following:

* Your contact details

* Name and location of your school / group

* PP / FSM number (or equivalent to demonstrate that you work with disadvantaged or vulnerable groups)Please give this as a percentage or the number on roll as well, so we can put this into context.

* What it is you do to engage hard to reach young readers (we are looking to build on already existing good practise).

Please email this to [email protected]


2016 Deadlines by region:

June 30: Scotland

                 North East

                 North West

                 Yorkshire & Humber

September 30: Wales
                                West Midlands

                                East Midlands

                                East of England

November 30: N Ireland

                               South West

                               South East