Support us - Pop Up

Pop Up Projects is a non-profit with charitable aims

Our work mainly benefits talented creatives from diverse backgrounds and experiences, who want to make and publish children’s books but face barriers to accessing opportunities in the industry. We rely on a mix of income to fund this work.

Here’s how YOU can help.

How does your money help?

By funding our work, every contribution helps us to provide highly subsidised places on our Pathways Into Children’s Publishing programmes, which are for diverse and disadvantaged creatives who face barriers to accessing the industry and achieving their ambitions.

Here’s how it works:

  • It costs an average £15,000 per place on a two-year Pathways programme
  • The subsidy we offer per place is around 80% or £12,000 – which comes from a mix of grants, sponsorships and donations
  • This means each Pathways mentee pays just 20% or £3,000 – to take part in this world-class, career-changing opportunity
  • So with 40 mentees per Pathways programme, we have to raise around £450,000 to subsidise those 40 places
  • To provide 120 places on our planned Pathways programmes 2025-2027 our fundraising target is £1,350,000

Take part in our quarterly prize draw

Every quarter starting from July 2024 we’ll be offering very special prizes from our children’s writer, illustrator and publisher friends via Crowdfunder. It’s simple – you just make a donation to buy a prize draw ticket and we’ll let you know the winner when it ends!

Coming SOON! Please visit us again on 01 July 2024.

One-off & monthly donations

You can make a donation of any amount at any time. One-off donors under £100 will get a special thank-you on our socials.

One-off donors over £100 – and regular donors at £10+ per month – will get:

  • Their names listed below
  • Four quarterly beautifully illustrated prints per year, each produced by one of our Pathways illustration programme mentees
  • Invitations to special events like launches and artists’ showcases


You can make your one-off or monthly donation here!


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Want to offer something more?

If you or your organisation or business want to get involved and support our Pathways programmes in other ways, contact and we’ll organise a conversation!