How is Read Easy UK funded?

Read Easy UK is at a key stage in its development and ongoing funding to sustain and expand our work is vital. Since 2010, we have established 23 Read Easy affiliated groups . Almost 550 people have learnt to read and many others are learning to read with the help of Read Easy coaches.

Every week Read Easy UK receives enquiries across the UK from people interested in starting new groups. There is real potential to make a difference nationally; it is thought that approximately 2.4 million adults in England have difficulty learning to read. (Skills for Life Survey, 2011). New funding is needed in order to provide appropriate support and training for new groups.

Support from individuals and charitable foundations

The charity has been extremely fortunate to have received contributions from a wide range of generous individuals and charitable foundations. We are so grateful for their support, which has made such a difference in establishing secure foundations for our work.

Core funding has come from the following charitable foundations who have been instrumental in getting Read Easy UK off the ground:

  • The 29th May 1961 Trust
  • The Albert Hunt Trust
  • The Barry and Peggy High Foundation
  • The Bulldog Trust
  • The Charlotte Heber Percy Charitable Trust
  • The Foyle Foundation
  • The Patrick and Helena Frost Foundation
  • The Tudor Trust
  • The Valentine Charitable Trust

We are keen to talk with prospective new charitable trusts or individuals who may be interested in developing a partnership with us. Please contact ginny@readeasy.org.uk if you would like to discuss this further. Your personal support can be recognized on our website, on social media and / or in our newsletters.