The Siobhan Dowd Trust will this year offer a £1,000 monthly grant for schools to spend in local bookshops.
The grants are open to any schools or organisations that work with disadvantaged young people and the money must be spent on children’s or YA books in local bookstores. Instead of organising the grants by region, like last year, the trust will give one grant a month to any school in the UK.
The winner of January’s grant will be announced on 1st March.
To enter, schools must email the trust with information about what they do encourage their pupils to love reading, as well as “demonstrate disadvantage”.