Libraries in deprived areas

24th January 2003 at 00:00
Libraries in deprived areas may qualify for grants of up to pound;100,000 from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

The foundation, set up in 1985 by the publisher and philanthropist, announced its new pound;2.6 million Reading and Libraries Fund on Tuesday.

Grants of up to pound;50,000 will be available although the foundation will consider at least one grant of pound;100,000 each year.

Funding will be available from April 2003- 6 in three areas, two of which could involve working with schools: Right to Read, for projects aimed at improving long-term access to books for children in care; Free with Words, to help young offender institutions and prisons improve access to books for inmates; and Libraries Connect, for initiatives to improve library services for communities which are not well served.

"The People's Network: a turning point for public libraries" is free from Resource Publications on 020 7273 1458 or email:

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now