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Data for financial year ending 31 March 2018

The National Literacy Trust

  • Income

    £4.2M

  • Spending

    £3.8M

  • Status

    Up-to-date

Charity no. 1116260 Company no. 5836486

Contact details

Public address

  • National Literacy Trust, 1St Floor, 68 South Lambeth Road, London, SW8 1RL

Aims & activities

We are an independent charity that transforms lives through literacy. We improve reading, writing, speaking and listening in communities where poverty is on the increase and literacy levels are low. Our research and analysis make us the leading authority on literacy and drive our interventions. Our work is focused on critical moments in literacy development when we can make the greatest impact.

What the charity does

  • Education/training
  • Arts/culture/heritage/science
  • Economic/community development/employment

Who the charity helps

  • Children/young people
  • Other charities or voluntary bodies
  • The general public/mankind

How the charity works

  • Makes grants to organisations
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
  • Acts as an umbrella or resource body

Income and Endowments:

£4.2M

Expenditure:

£3.8M

Assets and liabilities

  • £14.2K Own use assets
  • £0.0K Long term investments
  • £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
  • £1.9M Other assets
  • £505.6K Total liabilities
Financial history
Compliance history

Fundraising

Raises funds from the Public
Works with commercial participants
with an agreement in place

Gift aid

Recognised by HMRC for gift aid

Charitable spending ratios

90%
84%
9%

Charitable objects

TO ADVANCE PUBLIC EDUCATION IN READING, WRITING AND OTHER LITERACY SKILLS.

Governing document

MEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED 5 JUNE 2006

Area of benefit

Undefined. In Practice, National.

Organisation type

Standard registration

Policies

Risk management
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
Volunteer management
Complaints handling
Paying staff

Land And Property

This charity owns and/or leases land or property.

  • 11 Trustees
  • 53 Employees
  • 258 Volunteers

Trustee board

Trustee Other trusteeships Charity status
Neil Roger Sherlock The Pwc Foundation Up-to-date
Dame Julia Cleverdon Dcvo (Chair) Step Up To Serve Up-to-date
Frank Carter None on record
Joanna Trollope The Royal Literary Fund Up-to-date
Liz Robinson None on record
Joanna Prior None on record
Ben Fletcher None on record
Lara Rosemary Burnett White None on record
Luisa Francesca Edwards None on record
Dr Clare Patricia Wood None on record
Natasha Maquet Mcmullen None on record

Areas of operation

List of regions

  • Scotland
  • Throughout England And Wales