The Literacy Pirates use after-school volunteers to boost 9-12 year olds skills in literacy, confidence and perseverance, and, on average, the young “pirates” reading age makes 5-6 months progress each term. This is why we are delighted to once again give a grant to The Literacy Pirates, this time to support their Volunteering Programme!

Our £25,000 grant will go towards supporting 450 children in Hackney, Haringey and online, increasing the number of volunteers plus improving and extending the volunteer experience.  We look forward seeing how our grant has helped to continue and improve this important work.

We previously supported the Literacy Pirates through our Random Acts of Kindness Grants, more information about these grants can be found here.