Letterbox Club

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

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

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 is now closed but some stock may still be available. Please contact the Letterbox Club team to find out more. Sign-up for 2022 will open in November.

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

Information for practitioners

About the 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

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

Coordinators

If you are signed up for Letterbox Club, this section will provide useful information and resources to help you administer the programme, including book selections, parcel contents and delivery dates.

Letterbox Club in Wales

The Letterbox Club in Wales delivers colourful parcels of books, maths games and stationery to looked-after children in partnership with local authorities. The parcels include specially selected books and resources to reflect Welsh language and culture. The Welsh Government provides funding for a significant number of children in care, aged 3-13 years, with places available for more children through other funding sources.

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.

Read the Letterbox Club evaluation reports...