Better World Books Literacy Grants application close date 28 August 2017

10th August 2017

The EAUC  has a strong partnership with Better World Books, the award-winning, socially minded global bookseller, to drive sustainability and book reuse at university and college campuses across the UK and Ireland. You can find our more about our partnership here.

This year Better World Books launched its 4th annual Literacy Grants at the CILIP Conference in Manchester on 5-6 July. Library and nonprofit organisations based in the UK and Europe can apply for a grant of up to £1,000 which can be used to support literacy projects around the world. For those of you who aren’t familiar with our Literacy Grants, it is a fantastic opportunity for libraries and nonprofits to apply for funding to support worthwhile library or literacy projects that will have a long-lasting impact within their community.
 
Better World Books UK has awarded annual literacy grants since 2014. Twenty six projects have received a total of £39,000. Last years grant recipients were Culford School Library, The Kittiwake Trust, Leeds Libraries, Swindon Libraries, Hillcroft Learning Centre, Soroptimists International, The Turning Point Trust, Money for Madagascar, Pass it on Trust, The Pars Foundation.
 
This year applications opened on 14 July 2017 and close on 28 August 2017. For more information and to apply visit:
 
http://cares.betterworldbooks.co.uk/category/literacy-grants/
 
Better World Books is a for-profit socially minded business that collects and sells books online with each sale generating funds for literacy initiatives around the world. It is a free service: Better World Books provides shipping boxes and arranges to collect the boxes of books which are then processed at the company’s distribution centre in Dunfermline, Scotland. Each book is manually scanned with accepted books placed online to be sold across multiple marketplaces.  Any books that cannot be sold are donated or recycled - no books ever go to landfill.
 
If you have any questions please contact us at literacy@betterworldbooks.com or call 01383 431844 / 431120 or 431252.

Be sure to apply before 28 August 2017.
 
Grant recipients will be announced at the end of October. Good Luck!
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