CLPE raises £60k for literacy library

CLPE raises £60k for literacy library

The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) has raised more than double the initial target of £30,000 for its new library.

A crowdfunded campaign launched last month to raise money for a new library of 23,000 books. The library will be used by primary school teachers, as well as literacy charities and organisations.

The campaign closed on Tuesday 6th March, having raised £63,719.

“The response to our campaign has been phenomenal and completely beyond what we expected when we launched it back in January,” said Louise Johns-Shepherd, the charity’s c.e.o. “So many people have got behind us with generous donations and messages of support, we cannot wait for our Literacy Library to be ready, and to share the space with everyone who has pledged to be part of it.”            

The campaign has been supported by publishers such as Simon & Schuster, who donated £1,000, and The Salariya Book Company, and authors and illustrators like David Roberts, AF Harrold and Gill Lewis.

A big chunk of funding came from Santander Changemaker, a social innovation fund, which gave £15,000.