Letterbox Club

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

Register for Letterbox Club 2021

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.

  • Register by 9 April 2021 to receive all the parcels from May – October 2021.
  • Or register by 26 July 2021 for later deliveries finishing in early 2022.

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.

What children have to say about Letterbox Club

We receive some wonderful feedback from the children and adults. These are some of our favourite hand-written postcards from children who take part in Letterbox Club.

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.

Letterbox Club in Wales

The Letterbox Club in Wales is 10 years old. Over the last decade Letterbox Club has sent parcels to over 10,000 children in Wales.

Read the Letterbox Club evaluation reports...