Bookstart in Northern Ireland

Since June 2020, the Department of Education has part-funded the Bookstart Baby programme in Northern Ireland. This has allowed BookTrust NI to extend its delivery of Bookstart Baby packs and books to all families in the region.

In August 2021, the Department of Education announced that it would be extending its funding of Bookstart Baby to provide book packs to families with babies born in 2021.

Education Minister confirms funding for Bookstart Baby programme 

Read the Bookstart Baby 2020 Report Card

The Department has also part-funded the Bookstart Treasure programme, meaning all 2020/21 pre-school children in NI received a Bookstart Treasure pack through their pre-school setting.

BookTrust NI is still working hard to develop its funding model so that even more NI children and families have access to the life-changing benefits that books can bring.

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