Better World Books UK announces literacy grant recipients

Five libraries and five nonprofits receive funding for literacy projects.

DUNFERMLINE, SCOTLAND (8 November 2016) – Each year, Better World Books UK invites libraries and nonprofit organisations to apply for funds to support their efforts to further literacy in their communities. The Better World Books Literacy Council reviews the submitted projects and selects library recipients. The Literacy Council also selects nonprofit finalists, which are put to a vote. Public vote determines three of the nonprofit winners, and the Literacy Council selects two more recipients from the list of finalists.

As a Founding B Corporation, Better World Books has raised over £2.45 million to date for literacy causes. This year’s winners bring a variety of creative programmes to spread literacy and learning in their communities, and Better World Books is excited to see the impact these projects will have. You can view their individual project pages at

UK Library Grant Recipients

Organisation: Hillcroft Learning Resources Center

Project: 100 Years of Women’s Literacy

Grant Amount: £1,000.00

Organisation: Swindon Libraries

Project: A Book of Memories

Grant Amount: £745.75

Organisation: Leeds Library & Information Services

Project: Make-A-Zine Workshops & Fair

Grant Amount: £1,000.00

Organisation: The Kittiwake Trust Multilingual Library

Project: The Kittiwake Trust Multilingual Library

Grant Amount: £1,000.00

Organisation: Culford School Library

Project: Good News Malawi Library

Grant Amount: £1,000.00

UK Nonprofit Grant Recipients

Organisation: The Pars Foundation

Project: The Pars Foundation Flames Literacy Programme

Grant Amount: £1,000.00

Organisation: Pass It On Trust

Project: Uganda Promote Literacy: Eradicate Poverty

Grant Amount: £1,000.00

Organisation: Money For Madagascar

Project: Feeding Hungry Minds

Grant Amount: £1,000.00

Organisation: Soroptimist International of Dunfermline

Project: Shedding Light on Learning

Grant Amount: £1,000.00

Organisation: The Turning Point Trust

Project: Liani Saba Community Library – Story Book Project

Grant Amount: £1,000.00

“Better World Books believes in the power of knowledge; and from the very first book drive we shared what we earned with a nonprofit literacy partner.  Better World Books has always donated funds to support literacy, libraries and education locally and globally.  Thanks to those who supply to us and buy from us we are able to continue growing our support for those in need,” says Diane Maier, Director, Global Marketing and Literacy Council Chair.

Better World Books collects surplus books and sells them online, contributing a portion of the revenue to literacy causes.

To learn more about Better World Books’  literacy grants and to read about past winners, visit

About Better World Books

Better World Books UK ( is a for-profit socially minded global e-retailer providing products and information to socially conscious consumers. Better World Books collects and sells new and used books online matching each purchase with a donation, book for book, and with each sale generating funds for literacy initiatives in the UK and around the world. Better World Books UK has raised more than £2.45 million for libraries and literacy, donated 300,000 books and reused or recycled over 28 million books.