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24 April 2019

Reading Friends project plan template

Keep your Reading Friends project on track with this handy tool.

18 April 2019

Reading Friends press release

This template gives you all you need to know when talking about the project to press, and pointers on what content to include.

18 April 2019

Reading Friends session idea: The First Moon Landing 1969

A ready-made plan for a themed Reading Friends session including things to read, look at, talk about, and get everyone chatting.

18 April 2019

Reading Friends Volunteering Diary

Help your Reading Friends volunteers capture and reflect on their experiences with this diary. Also includes key information to support them in their role.

12 April 2019

Reading Friends volunteer role decription

All the key information potential Reading Friends volunteers need to know about what’s involved in the role to help them decide if they want to sign up.

12 April 2019

Reading Friends risk assessment

A useful tool to help think through, record and reduce any risks involved in delivering Reading Friends.

12 April 2019

Reading Friends volunteer application form

A template application form that local Reading Friends projects can adapt and use with people interested in becoming Reading Friends volunteers. Add in your own organisation contact details so potential volunteers know who to contact locally.

02 November 2018

A Society of Readers - executive summary

A new report that we commissioned from leading independent think tank Demos lays out the central role reading must play in helping to address many of the most pressing challenges British society will face over the next decade. Read the...

02 November 2018

A Society of Readers

A new report lays out the central role reading must play in helping to address many of the most pressing challenges British society will face over the next decade. Read the full report and share your thoughts on Twitter and...

04 October 2018

Reading Friends evaluation summary

Reading Friends is our exciting new UK-wide programme, funded by the Big Lottery Fund. The programme has been running since June 2017 and has seen The Reading Agency work in partnership with a range of organisations and communities to test...