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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 Heritage 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 and partners.

Arts Council England

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Bury Virtual School

Cheltenham Festivals

Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group

City Bridge Trust

Conwy Libraries

Doncaster Public Health

Dorset County Council Library Service

Eleanor Rathbone Charitable Trust

Elizabeth Rathbone Charitable Trust

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

Evan Cornish Foundation

Garfield Weston Foundation

Hackney Libraries

Hammersmith & Fulham Library

Haringey Council

Idea Store Tower Hamlets

Jewish Care

John Lewis and Partners Liverpool

King’s College London

Knowsley Clinical Comissioning Group

Liverpool Charity and Voluntary Services

Liverpool City Council

Liverpool Virtual School Reading Heroes Recommission

Mayoral Inclusive Growth Fund

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Mo Siewcharran Memorial Fund

National Lottery Heritage Fund

Northern Ireland Public Health Agency

Notting Hill Editions

Notting Hill Genesis

Q Charitable Trust

Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital Trust

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council


Somerset County Council

Somerset County Council

St Monica Trust Community Impact

Steve Morgan Foundation

Steve Morgan Foundation/DCMS Community Match Challenge

Sutton Council’s Cultural Services

The Granada Foundation

The Hemby Charitable Trust

The Limbourne Trust

The Mercers’ Company (The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington)

The People’s Postcode Lottery

The Rayne Foundation

The Unwin Charitable Trust

Tudor Trust

UK Shared Prosperity Fund

Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Woodchurch High School