At The Reading Agency we work every day towards a world where everyone is reading their way to a better life.
We mean everyone - from toddlers to children to young adults, prisoners and older people - irrespective of age or economic background. We believe that reading can tackle life's big challenges, from social mobility to mental health - and we're determined that no one is left behind as we strive towards realising our vision. We work closely with our partners to deliver programmes to more than a million people per year, from the Summer Reading Challenge for children to Reading Well and Quick Reads for adults. As we strive to reach a larger audience we recognise the importance of listening to, and working with, our partners and participants. Our co-creation model has been developed to ensure that our programmes meet the needs of the people who will use them.
Our impact evaluation means that we know that our programmes work. But we also know that we need more funding to achieve our goal of getting more people involved in reading. That's why we value our existing fundraising partnerships so highly and are committed to seeking out further funding partners who share our belief in need for our work and in the power of books to change lives.
As an organisation we believe that it doesn't matter what you read, as long as you read. Whatever your fancy or needs, we believe there's a book for you and our programmes are designed to help unlock the value and benefit of reading. Read more about them here and find one that suits you.