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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 the support from players of the People’s Postcode Lottery and the National Lottery Community Fund.

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

AB Charitable Trust

Bristol – Bristol Ageing Better

BBC Children in Need

City Bridge Trust

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

The Granada Foundation

Jewish Care

NESTA and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport

National Lottery Fund Wales

Social Business Trust

Steve Morgan Foundation

Unwin Charitable Trust

Westway Community Trust


Age UK Cheshire

Brightlife Age UK

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Bournemouth County Council

Birkenhead Foundation Years Trust

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Charity

Greater Manchester West NHS Trust

Halton Borough Council/Halton CCG/Well Halton

Healthbox Community Interest Company

Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS)

Hampshire Cultural Trust

HMP Frankland

HMP Low Newton

HMP Wakefield

HMP Whitemoor

Knowsley CCG

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

Liverpool Hope University

Liverpool Learning Partnership

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

The Mersey Forest

Northern Health & Social Care Trust

North West Boroughs Healthcare Foundation Trust

Public Health Agency

Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea

Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospital Trust

Sefton Public Health

Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust

Somerset County Council

Somerset Partnership Trust

Suffolk Community Foundation through Suffolk Police & Crime Commissioners Fund

Tri-Borough Library Service

West Cheshire CCG

Wigan CCG

Wirral Council

Woodchurch High School

Corporate supporters


Epic Private Equity