Letterbox Club registration is now open for 2018
Local authorities and schools can use Pupil Premium Plus for children who are looked after, and Pupil Premium for other vulnerable children, to fund the programme. Letterbox Club reached 11,000 children across the UK in 2017.
More about Letterbox Club
Books for the parcels are carefully selected by an independent panel of experts each year. A range of different genres is included, such as: fairy tales, classic and contemporary stories, picture books, novelty/joke books, poetry, non-fiction and audio books.
Letterbox Club is grateful for the help of its patrons and supporters including Dame Jacqueline Wilson and the Rt Hon. Alan Johnson.
The Letterbox Club encourages reading for pleasure and learning at home. It helps to improve the educational outlook for children who are looked-after. In Wales, parcels include additional books and materials in Welsh.
The Letterbox Club in Scotland was launched following a pilot for 150 children in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverclyde, Aberdeenshire and Highlands. The programme is now funded via subscription from individual local councils, schools or libraries.
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.
Learn more about our range of projects and campaigns, designed to help people of all ages and backgrounds enjoy reading and writing.
Story Hunters is our reading adventure for Year 4 children, designed especially to help struggling or reluctant readers. To encourage a love of reading, each pupil will get their own monthly pack of books and activities over a six-month period.