Our Partners

Corporate Partners

We are very grateful to the following companies who support our work in different ways;

Yorkshire Water very generously supply Reading Matters with office accommodation, supplies and facilities.

Barclays Bank whose vital match-funding of our Charity Ball in 2017 and also our Fundraising Gala Dinners from 2013 -2016 has enabled us to help many more children to read well and reach their potential.

We are grateful to Paul Buckley, Stewart Marshall and their team at Riasca who provide low cost and pro bono design, print and stationery supplies for us. They also designed our website!

We are delighted with the support of Christeyns and their fundraising efforts on our behalf.

We really appreciate the support of Mike Sansbury and The Grove Bookshop in Ilkley for their wonderful fundraising efforts.

We are very pleased to partner with the Midland Hotel in Bradford. A wonderful venue for training days, meetings and Fundraising Gala Dinner.

We love Barrington Stoke books and recommend them when ever we can. They support us at events and with books.

Leeds City Council generously supply a hot desk and storage facilities for Reading Matters’ use at Adams Court.

We are grateful for the managerial support of Unison staff and their attendance at Reading Matters events.


Festival and Awards partners

Ilkley Literature Festival

Cleckheaton Literature Festival

Bradford Literature Festival 

PageTurners Childrens Festival 

Huddersfield Literature Festival

An Invitation to Capture the Primary School Nation


Grants and Donations

We were awarded £2500 by the Ernest Cook Trust to train thirty Reading Leaders in secondary education.

The Yorkshire Society kindly chose us as their recipient charity at The Yorkshire Awards 2016 and donated £700 towards our ongoing programmes.

Nationwide customers in West Yorkshire nominated Reading Matters to feature in their Community Match programme in branch and we received a £100 donation for being part of the shortlist.

Thanks to Heckmondwike Rotary Club for their donation of £50 to Reading Matters.

Councillor Joanne Dodds donated a fantastic £1000 to Reading Matters as part of her ‘Spread a Smile’ campaign while Lord Mayor of Bradford.

We have received a generous donation from The Morrisons Foundation to train Reading Leaders and improve reading skills in Bradford Secondary schools.

We are very grateful for the donation made to us by the Sovereign Healthcare Charitable Trust to support our work in Bradford.

The Siobhan Dowd Trust are supporting a new project working with teenage parents and their children in Leeds.

The Brelms Trust are supporting some of our Reading Leaders work in primary and secondary schools in Bradford.

Reading Matters receives monthly donations from Holskjaer Charitable Trust, via Charities Aid Foundation.

We were delighted to receive a donation from The Usborne Foundation, with a message of ‘Keep up the good work!’.

Thank you to The Provincial Grand Masters Fund and Bradford Freemasons for the provision of resource boxes for 2 schools.

Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation have helped with the purchase of new resources for Reading Matters’ Reading Mentor volunteers.

Through a grant from Awards for All, we are working with The Bradford Bulls Foundation and training Bradford Bulls players and staff to become Reading Mentors in local schools.