Trusts and foundations

Our work is generously supported by excellent partnerships with trusts and foundations who share our belief that books really can change lives. Because of the support we receive from a wide range of trusts and foundations we are able to make longer-term interventions in libraries, monitor and review our progress and impact and build local capacity in the countries where we work.

The trusts and foundations that support us prioritise education, literacy, innovation and the value of reading to bring economic and social development to some of the world’s poorest areas. It is this shared vision that makes our partnerships successful.

Our income from trusts and foundations

In 2018, over one-third (36%)of income was from trusts and foundations. The wide range of programmes we run simply wouldn’t be possible without their support.

If you represent a trust or foundation

If you represent a trust or foundation and would like to consider making Book Aid International a beneficiary of a one-off grant or providing multi-year support, we can provide detailed proposals describing a project’s aims, objectives and expected outcomes, how these align with your charitable objectives, and budgets that itemise all project costs.

We also provide detailed progress reports, budget reports and photographs so you can see how exactly how your donation is being used and the children and adults who benefit from your support.

Find out more about our major programmes for which we are seeking funding, Inspiring Readers 

If you share our vision and would like to find our more, please call our trust fundraising team on 020 7733 3577 or email

View our most recent audited accounts.


Some of our current supporting trusts and foundations


Beatrice Laing Trust
CB & HH Taylor 1984 Trust
Fresh Leaf Charitable Foundation
Guernsey Overseas Aid and Development Commission
Inchcape Foundation
John S Cohen Foundation
Logos Charitable Trust
Montier Charitable Trust
P F Charitable Trust
Peacock Charitable Trust
Sobell Foundation
Stavros Niarchos Foundation
Susanna Peake Charitable Trust
The 29th May 1961 Charitable Trust
The Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust
The Beit Trust
The British and Foreign School Society
The Bryan Guinness Charitable Trust
The Dulverton Trust
The Haramead Trust
The Henry and Rebecca Tinsley Charitable Trust
The Hilden Charitable Fund
The Law Society Charity
The People’s Postcode Lottery
The Rhododendron Trust
The Tony and Audrey Watson Charitable Trust
Unwin Charitable Trust