2014 LEAP Grant Recipients for the UK and Europe

intro-leap-uk-2014We are thrilled to present the recipients of the first-ever UK & Europe branch of our LEAP Grant initiative. A total of £20,000 funding is being awarded across 6 winners.

LEAP Grants (Literacy and Education in Action Programme) strategically fund projects organised by nonprofits and libraries where they will have the most lasting impact. These projects teach much-needed literacy skills and open lifelong opportunities for communities all over the world.

Please join us in congratulating these organisations:

Nonprofit Grant Winners

Name: Book Aid International (Selected by online community vote)
Project: Open Doors Children’s Corners in African Libraries
Grant awarded: £5,000 funding

Name: READ International (Selected by BWB Literacy Council)
Project: Makumbusho Library Refurbishment and Reading Project
Grant awarded: £5,000 funding


Library Grant Winners
(All selected by BWB Literacy Council)

Name: Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Libraries, Arts & Heritage Service
Project: Book Wise – An Adult Book Buzz Course
Grant awarded: £1,000 funding

Name: Barnet Libraries (Early Years Team)
Project: All for Stories: Stories for All
Grant awarded: £4,000 funding

Name: Camden Council
Project: Read Mission, Another Way of Reading
Grant awarded: £4,000 funding

Name: Leeds Library and Information Service
Project: Reading Together
Grant awarded: £1,000 funding

We look forward to sharing a closer look at these organisations supported by your book purchases in the coming weeks.


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