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Fundraising

Fundraising

RAISING MONEY, RAISING READERS

In the UK, nearly 400,000 children don’t have a book of their own. Having access to books and developing a love of reading for pleasure is vital for a child’s future. Our vision is to see more children, from all backgrounds, developing a life-long habit of reading for pleasure and benefitting from the improved life chances this brings them. By making a donation or raising funds for World Book Day, you can help us change lives through a love of books and shared reading. Read about Our Impact.

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The funds you raise help us to:

  • Give every child a book of their own
    A donation of £1/€1.50 helps us get book tokens and books to children across the UK and
    Ireland. For 1 in 5 children receiving free school meals the World Book Day £1/€1.50
    book is the first they have had of their own. (2021 National Literacy Trust Annual Literacy Survey)
  • Encourage more children to read for pleasure
    By making books fun and accessible, we transform attitudes to reading encouraging
    more families, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, to enjoy books
    together.
  • Ensure access to books for every child
    Working with local communities, libraries and charity partners we deliver exciting
    activities to encourage reading and get books to the children and young people
    who need them most.

Note to schools: World Book Day leads schools’ fundraising activity with Book Aid International receiving a portion of the funds. In 2022 and 2023 the amount will be a minimum of 50% of the total funds raised by schools. To donate any funds you have raised, please get in contact with us at [email protected].

3 EASY WAYS TO FUNDRAISE

OUR PARTNERS

CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS

A partnership with World Book Day will give your organisation the opportunity to encourage more children, from all backgrounds, to develop the life-long habit of reading for pleasure that will improve their life chances.

World Book Day will help you to celebrate the importance of reading together, to fundraise creatively and to engage in inspiring volunteering opportunities. Your support will help World Book Day to support and encourage today’s children to be a generation of readers, and to offer every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own.

Get in touch if you are interested in working with us. We look forward to hearing from you.

HOW TO DONATE

There are lots of ways to give to World Book Day. If you have raised money for us, you can pay it in using any of the methods below:

Online

Donate online via our Just Giving page.

By phone

We are unable to take donations over the phone at the moment. To pay in money you have raised, please email [email protected] and we will be in touch with payment options.

By cheque

Please make cheques payable to World Book Day and send to:
World Book Day Ltd,
6 Bell Yard,
London WC2A 2JR.

Please include a note with your name and address so we know who to thank.

BACS transfer

Email us at [email protected] with your contact details and we’ll be happy to help with providing payment details.

World Book Day is a charity funded by publishers and booksellers in the UK & Ireland.
Registered charity number 1079257

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World Book Day® is a charity sponsored by National Book Tokens.