Our Impact

Explore our Impact on People & Places


Impacting and transforming education

Through our education activities we create rich learning opportunities for pupils and educators in schools across the UK. We especially strive to improve the literacy standards of schools in deprived places and challenging circumstances, harnessing the imagination and expertise of the best contemporary children’s authors. Each project revolves around quality contemporary children’s books  and each experience is tailored responsively according to the needs of the class. Our education projects are proven to improve the literary practice of educators and enhance the creative capacity, confidence and imaginative self-expression of pupils.


Opportunities for writers and illustrators

Through our talent development programmes and projects we invest in aspiring and emerging children’s writers and illustrators. We especially want to nourish talented artists from backgrounds that are under-represented in children’s publishing – including writers and illustrators of colour, who are LGBT+, are disabled, and from other minorities and communities. We also support and advocate for children’s authors at every stage of their publishing careers. Our talent programmes and projects represent significant investment in the children’s literature economy, which in turn provides vital support to the children’s publishing industry.


Projects for community groups

Through our community projects we facilitate access to participatory literature activities for children and young people outside of school settings. We especially seek to engage groups who are experiencing marginalisation, isolation or who are at risk. We always co-design projects responsively through consultation with community partners and participants, to reflect the needs, values and interests of those taking part. Projects revolve around collaboration or co-creation, through author-led processes, to produce quality stories in diverse forms and other languages that can be shared with the wider world.


Services we provide to other organisations

We develop and produce, programme and evaluate for and with other organisations. We have a growing track record of service provision to arts, education and heritage organisations – including universities, local authorities, library services, major museums and children’s publishers. We have a strong track record of delivering to brief as well as creating bespoke proposals. We are especially interested in consultancies that enrich can enrich our output and are in support of our vision of transforming lives through literature.