Story Starters project receives £1 million in funding

Beanstalk's project to boost the language and communication development of nursery school children has been awarded £1 million in funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery.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

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

Almost a third of young adults lack confidence in their reading

New research released today by Beanstalk shows younger adults are much less confident readers than older generations, and more than half of the younger adults surveyed say they would have benefited from more one-to-one support to help them improve their reading skills.Read more

Beanstalk celebrates World Book Day by launching ‘Inspire a child to read’ campaign

To celebrate World Book Day, on Thursday 3rd March national children’s literacy charity Beanstalk is launching a campaign to ‘Inspire a child to read’.Read more