National Literacy Trust

National Literacy Trust

Charity information

National Literacy Trust

The National Literacy Trust is an independent charity that transforms lives through literacy by supporting those who struggle with literacy and the people who work with them.

Founded 1993

  • Mission statement

    We are an independent charity that changes lives through literacy.

    One in six people in the UK struggles to read and write. Poor skills compromise the health, confidence, happiness and employability of individuals and have a negative impact on our national economy.

    We have a vision of a society in which everyone has the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills that they need to fulfil their potential. To make a real difference, whole communities need to work together. We help to make this happen. We understand the vital role of the family, and work to link home, school and the wider community to inspire learners and create opportunities for everyone.

  • Aims

    National Literacy Trust aims to:

  • Overview

    Established: October 1993

    Registered Charity Number: 1116260

    Board members: 10

    Full time staff: 45

    Part time staff: 15

    Volunteers: 5

    Phone number: 020 7820 6254

    Address: 68 South Lambeth Road, London, SW8 1RL

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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