In 2016 the Siobhan Dowd Trust is funding an opportunity for schools and groups who work with disadvantaged young people to apply for a series of small grants to be spent in local independent bookshops.
The amount awarded in each UK region will total £1000. This may go entirely to one school/group, it is possible that this amount will be broken down into several smaller grants of £750 / £500 / £250 – £250 can still buy a few nice books!
Which bookshops we use will depend on the location of the winning groups. It is expected that young people will choose the books themselves, with guidance from their librarians, teachers and booksellers.
As with other school competitions the Trust has run, this is not eligible for fee-paying schools to enter.
All they need – in a short email to their director – is the following:
* Your contact details
* Name and location of your school / group
* PP / FSM number (or equivalent to demonstrate that you work with disadvantaged or vulnerable groups)
* What it is you do to engage hard to reach young readers (we are looking to build on already existing good practise).
Please email this to firstname.lastname@example.org
2016 Deadlines by region:
Yorkshire & Humber
East of England
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