Making gifts to BookTrust 

Want to support BookTrust but looking for other ways to give financially? Here's how you can still donate and help get more children reading.

Donate by post

If you would rather send a donation to us in the post, please send cheques, charity vouchers, card detail or direct debit information along with a completed form: 

You can then send the form to our Battersea office address:

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Fundraising Team
BookTrust, Battersea Studios
80 Silverthorne Road
London SW8 3HE

Donate by phone

If you’d prefer to donate by phone, please call our office on 020 7801 8844 between the hours 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.

Donate anonymously

At BookTrust, we are committed to protecting your personal information and privacy and respect that not everyone may wish to give their name and address details while making a gift. To give anonymously online, donate to Booktrust through:

Give As You Shop

Sign up and donate to Booktrust via Amazon SmileEasy Fundraising or The Giving Machine, and you can make a donation every time you shop!

Or donate through our charity collection tins, which can be found at the counter in any Waterstone branch across the country when buying books.

Alternatively, auction something valuable through eBay charity – and donate a percentage or the full cost of the sale item.

Give As You Earn

Payroll giving: find out how it works and how to start by checking out the following organisations:

For other bespoke fundraising ideas, please speak to a member of our fundraising team by emailing

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Donate in celebration

Give in celebration for a birthday, anniversary or wedding, by asking for donations in lieu of presents.

Donate in memory

Pay tribute and celebrate the life of a beloved friend or family member with a gift to BookTrust.

Leave a legacy donation

Share your love of reading with the next generation with a gift in your will.

The Next Chapter - our strategy

There’s never been a more urgent time for us to inspire a new generation of children on their reading journeys. The Next Chapter sets out how we will get every child reading, regularly and by choice, so they can reap the lifechanging benefits of reading.

Find out more