Better World Books, a leading socially minded business promoting global literacy, have recently announced that applications for its Literacy and Education in Action Programme (LEAP) Grants for libraries and nonprofits are now open. Applicants for the LEAP Grant can be awarded up to £1,000 to help support literacy within their communities.
This is the second consecutive year that Better World Books UK has run the LEAP Grants programme. The grants will be awarded to organisations based in the UK or Europe and can be used to further literacy projects anywhere in the world. Parent company Better World Books began its LEAP Grants programme in 2009 to address the needs of communities around the world by devoting a portion of company revenue to support literacy efforts.
"Global literacy is a priority for Better World Books," said Paul Miller, Chief Literacy Officer at Better World Books. "To date we’ve raised over £12.5 million for libraries and literacy and donated more than 15 million books to communities in need around the world. We're honored that we can help to support other organisations promote literacy with our LEAP Grants."
Applications for the 2015 LEAP Grants are open now and will close at 5pm BST on 4 July 2015. Selected projects will be chosen based on their potential for measurable and long term impact on an underserved population and how they will continue to operate after grant funds have been utilised. Libraries and nonprofits may each pitch one project, with a maximum award of £1,000 for each application. To learn more or how to apply, please visit HERE
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