Letterbox Club

Helping children who are looked after, previously looked after, on the edge of care and other vulnerable groups, with reading and numeracy.

Across the UK, children are enrolled for the Letterbox Club by local authorities, schools and settings. Each child receives their own colourful parcel of books, maths games, stationery and other high quality materials once every month for six months, usually from May to October. Priced at £135 per child, including VAT.

For many children, it's the first time they have had a letter or a parcel through the post and for some it's the first time they have had books of their own.

Registration closes on 22 July 2022.

Register here

If you have any questions about the programme or if there's anything we can help with, email us at: letterbox@booktrust.org.uk or call us on 020 7801 8805.

Information for practitioners

About Letterbox Club

Once signed up by their local authority or school, each child receives their own colourful parcel of books, maths games, stationery every month for six months. For some children, it's the first time they have had books of their own.

How to sign up

All you need to know about signing up for Letterbox Club.

Testimonials

Foster carers and educational practitioners share their thoughts on the difference that Letterbox Club has made for children in their care.

Local Authorities

Letterbox Club parcels can inspire a love of reading and engagement with numeracy for vulnerable children in your area. Local authorities can use Pupil Premium Plus for children who are looked-after and Pupil Premium for other vulnerable children, to fund Letterbox Club

Schools and settings

As well as children who are looked-after, the programme is suitable for other children you think would benefit.

Coordinators

This section will provide useful information and resources to help you administer the programme, including book selections, parcel contents and delivery dates.

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Letterbox Club in Northern Ireland

The Letterbox Club in Northern Ireland is funded by Fostering Network Northern Ireland as part of its Fostering Achievement programme, in partnership with the Northern Ireland Government. Once signed-up each child receives their own colourful parcel of books, maths games, stationery every month for six months.

Letterbox Club in Scotland

The Letterbox Club reaches children who are looked-after in Scotland, funded by via subscription from local councils, schools or libraries.

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