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Developing a community of readers


Our Mission

Our mission is to help children of North Lincolnshire reach their full potential through the life-changing power of literacy. As a community we can work together to ensure children have the literacy skills they need to lead successful lives.

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Directly supporting projects which make a difference


Broker partnerships and integrate resources from community, business, education and local authority partners to implement support that improves literacy


Deliver communication campaigns reaching target audiences and the wider community


Strengthen the Charity

Making the Case

A fifth of all children in England, and close to a third of disadvantaged children, are unable to read well when they leave primary school.

This prevents them from achieving their potential in secondary school, and beyond, and creates obstacles to a fairer society.

A few Statistics

The evidence connecting low literacy to social and economic inequality is compelling: adults with functional literacy earn 16% more than those without.
If every child left primary school with the reading skills they need, the British economy could be more than £30 billion bigger by 2025.
Research has shown 48% of offenders in custody have the reading age at or below that of an average 11 year old.

Our Projects


Big Memories with Little Babies

The North Lincolnshire Children’s Literacy Trust has teamed up with The Health Tree Foundation to pilot the neonatal book gift scheme at Scunthorpe's Neonatal unit.
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Little Free Libraries

Tesco Bags of Help Scheme gave us £3000 in 2019 towards our Little Free Libraries project. Our local scheme is just for children and young people, to encourage families to share books and read for pleasure.
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Give as little as 1 hour per week and make a difference to a child’s life!
Become a reading champion in your spare time and support children to develop their reading skills and help them to discover the magic of reading for pleasure.
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