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 early years settings and 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.

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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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  • Beanstalk BookFest returns for 2017

    Children’s authors and performers have come together to bring the magic of a book festival to London primary school children as part of Beanstalk BookFest 2017. Read more