Life is better when everyone can read well and express themselves confidently.

Beanstalk recruits, trains and supports volunteers to provide one-to-one literacy support in primary schools to children who have fallen behind with their reading. 

Beanstalk trained reading helpers transform the lives of the children they support, turning them into confident, passionate and able readers. 

Volunteer today. Donate today. Change a child's life.

Become a reading helper

Volunteer today to make a lasting difference to a child’s life.


Become a Beanstalk school

Find out more about how we can work together to transform your pupils.

Support us

It is thanks to our thousands of supporters that we are able to deliver our one-to-one support to children. If you would like to make a real difference to a child, you can do so by giving time, money or by fundraising for us. 

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Latest blog post

  • Our roots: Beanstalk's first chapter

    Susan Belgrave, Beanstalk's Founder and President, shares the story of how she was inspired to provide one-to-one support to children in local primary schools. Read more

Latest news

  • Beanstalk Ball raises £118,000 to end low literacy in children

    On Monday 6th June nearly 200 people attended the Beanstalk Ball at the May Fair Hotel to help reduce child illiteracy in England. The event, sponsored by the estate agents Purplebricks, was a huge success and raised over £118,000 in aid of Beanstalk, a national children’s literacy charity. Read more