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The Reader has a collective of supporters to thank, including commissioners, grant funders, corporate partners and individuals.

We are proud to receive funding from Arts Council England as a National Portfolio Organisation, as well as support from players of the People’s Postcode Lottery and the National Lottery Community Fund, and the Steve Morgan Foundation.

The refurbishment of the Calderstones Mansion House was funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund, Liverpool City Council and grant funders including Garfield Weston Foundation and Tudor Trust.

This list below acknowledges some more of our current supporters.

Grant makers

Arts Council England
Children in Need
City Bridge Trust
Department Digital Culture Media and Sport (DCMS)
E L Rathbone Charitable Trust
Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
Evan Cornish Foundation
Garfield Weston Foundation
Granada Foundation
Liverpool City Council
National Lottery Community Fund
Peoples Postcode Lottery
Steve Morgan Foundation
The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington
The Limbourne Trust
Tudor Trust


Barton Moss Secure Care Centre

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Cheltenham Literature Festival 

Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group

Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council

Dorset Libraries

Hackney Council 

Hammersmith and Fulham

HMP Frankland 

HMP Wakefield 

Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service 

Jewish Care 

Kings College London

Knowsley Clinical Commissioning Group 

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Trusts 


National Lottery Heritage Fund

Northern Ireland Public Health Agency 

Somerset Council Memory Project

Somerset County Council Public Health Library Services

St Monica Trust

Tower Hamlets Council 

Warrington and Halton Hospital

Wigan Clinical Commissioning Group 

Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council 

Woodchurch High School

Corporate supporters

EPIC Private Equity LLP 

Whittard of Chelsea