The Reading Agency

The Reading Agency

Charity information

The Reading Agency

Our pioneering work brings the joy of reading to the widest possible audiences across the UK; we inspire people of all ages and all backgrounds to read for pleasure and empowerment. Too many people miss out on the benefits of reading for pleasure - we are passionate about changing this.

Founded 2002

  • Mission statement

    Our aim is to make reading accessible to everyone because we believe everything changes when we read. It is our mission to ensure that reading can be an important part of everyone’s life and combat the cycle of poor literacy. Our mission is to create and deliver innovative opportunities to read that inspire more people to read more, encourage them to share their enjoyment of reading with others and celebrate the difference that reading makes to all our lives

  • Aims

    The Reading Agency aims to:

    • Involve more people in reading, more regularly and more deeply, for pleasure and information.
    • Promote the roles high quality reading experiences play in creating a literate, healthy, happy, prosperous and engaged society.
    • Be the partner of choice for a wide range of organisations who share complementary goals in supporting people to benefit from reading.
  • Overview

    Established: July 2002

    Registered Charity Number: 1085443

    Phone number: 020 7324 2544

    Address: Free Word Centre EC1R 3GA

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