Trusts and foundations

Our work is generously supported by excellent partnerships with trusts and foundations who share our belief that books really can change lives. Because of the support we receive from a wide range of trusts and foundations we are able to make longer-term interventions in African libraries, monitor and review our progress and impact and build local capacity in the countries where we work. The trusts and foundations which support us prioritise education, literacy, innovation and the value of reading to bring economic and social development to some of the world’s poorest areas. It is this shared vision that makes our partnerships successful.

Our income from trusts and foundations

Over a quarter of our cash income comes from trusts and foundations and the wide range of programmes we run simply wouldn’t be possible without their support.

If you represent a trust or foundation

If you represent a trust or foundation and would like to consider making Book Aid International a beneficiary of a one-off grant or providing multi-year support, we can provide detailed proposals describing a project’s aims, objectives and including thorough budgets and expected outcomes and how these align with your trust’s charitable objectives. We provide detailed progress reports, budget reports and photographs so you can see how exactly how your donation is being used and the children and adults who benefit from your support.

You can find out more about our two ongoing major programmes for which we are seeking funding here: 

Open Doors Children’s Corners

Inspiring Readers school library programme

If you share our vision and would like to find our more, please call our trust fundraising team on 020 7733 3577 or email info@bookaid.org.

A copy of our most recent audited accounts can be found here.


Some of our current supporting trusts and foundations

The Beatrice Laing Trust

The Beit Trust

The Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation

The British and Foreign Schools Society

The Dulverton Trust

Equitable Charitable Trust

Fresh Leaf Foundation

The Law Society Charity

Mercury Phoenix Trust

Peacock Charitable Trust

People’s Postcode Lottery

Stavros Niarchos Foundation

The Sobell Foundation

The Tony and Audrey Watson Charitable Trust

Unwin Charitable Trust