Thank you for visiting this page. At Open Book we use literature as a way of tackling social isolation, connecting communities and amplifying voices we don’t always get to hear.

Your support makes a real difference. We never charge anyone to attend an Open Book group, so making a donation allows us to increase the number of people we can reach. You can be sure that we’ll use all of your donation to train volunteers, fund and provide resources for groups and ensure that anyone can attend a group (no matter their background, income or personal situation). None of our administrative costs are supported by these donations.

You can make a one-off donation
safely and securely online below

£10 – provides a new book for use in a group – your book will become part of the Open Book library and be used by members from different groups for many years to come.

£25 – supports someone to take part in an author event that they otherwise wouldn’t get to attend. This provides a ticket, coffee and cake, helps with transport costs and allows us to gift a book as a memento of the day.

£50 – allows us to train a new Lead Reader to deliver sessions for Open Book.

£100 – allows us to run a shared reading session in a more remote community that doesn’t have access to similar opportunities.

£200 – funds a creative writing workshop allowing us to bring Open Book to new audiences.

If you’d like to donate another amount or set up a regular donations, please get in touch and we can chat to you about our plans and how your donation could be used.

Thank you for supporting Open Book.  We promise we’ll make sure every vital penny you donate counts.

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