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

Leading charities announce creation of new national measurement of children’s reading

Leading charities and educational organisations have today announced they will create a new, consistent measurement of children’s reading in primary schools, which takes into account the range of skills needed to develop a love of reading and to read well.Read more

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall shows her support for Beanstalk

On 21st October Beanstalk was delighted to welcome its Patron HRH The Duchess of Cornwall to the Wells Festival of Literature to celebrate the launch of Beanstalk's work in Somerset.Read more

Worries mount for those approaching retirement

In new research, commissioned by Beanstalk, more than a fifth (21%) of those nearing retirement said they are worried about not having enough to do when they stop working, while one in four (24%) say they’ll miss camaraderie among colleagues and worry about not having opportunities to interact with other people and other ages (23%).Read more