A new chapter for Children in the North West thanks to West Lancashire Freemasons

The education of disadvantaged children in the North West has been given a major boost thanks to a £31,000 grant from West Lancashire Freemasons.Read more

Children’s literacy charity receives huge funding boost to double delivery of one-to-one reading help in Kent primary schools

National children’s charity Beanstalk has received a significant funding boost to double the number of Beanstalk-supported children in Kent schools by the end of the 2018-19 academic year with the aim of raising literacy levels across the county.Read more

Charities gift 70 children’s books to 70 schools in celebration of Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall’s 70th birthday

Literacy-focused charities and organisations are celebrating HRH The Duchess of Cornwall’s upcoming 70th birthday by giving 70 primary schools across the UK a set of 70 children’s books and specially designed bookshelves.Read more

Reading Transition launched to help ease retirement worries

A new volunteering programme has been launched in London by the national literacy charity Beanstalk to help transition retirees into their post-work life.Read more

Beanstalk Kent & Medway celebrates 25 years of supporting and inspiring children to read

Beanstalk Kent and Medway is celebrating its 25th anniversary of helping to improve literacy levels across the county.Read more

Beanstalk chosen by Nesta and the Office for Civil Society to trial intensive volunteering for the over 50s

Beanstalk has been selected as one of five projects to be funded as part of the Give More Get More Fund.Read more

Get Norfolk Reading launched to tackle literacy gap and inspire a love of reading for all children

A major new campaign to spearhead improvements in reading for 5-11 year olds in Norfolk was launched on Friday 24 February.Read more

How to beat the odds this New Year and stick to your resolution

As 2017 is nearly upon us, it’s natural to want to start the year on a positive note. In fact, more than half of Brits (53%) will make a New Year’s resolution this year, according to a survey commissioned by children’s literacy charity Beanstalk.Read more

Beanstalk helping to overcome Christmas loneliness crisis in over 60s

National literacy charity Beanstalk is helping to overcome the loneliness crises in over 60's by providing people with a volunteering opportunity that will keep them active in their local community.Read more

Beanstalk pledges to engage 1,000 young people in local volunteering by 2020

Beanstalk is marking the start of #iwillWeek, 21st – 25th November by pledging to engage 1,000 young people in local social action by 2020, through its new ReadUp programme.Read more