A literacy charity that believes in the power of words to take children places

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The Mohn Westlake Foundation is pleased to be working with The London Community Foundation (LCF), which specialises in supporting community-based organisations focused on helping disadvantaged London by raising funds from institutions and individuals to invest in local charities and social enterprises. The London Community Foundation believes that communities often characterised as poor and disadvantaged are rich with ideas and assets, and when these ideas and assets are maximised, small community groups can make a big difference.


At a glance…

  • Since 2011, The London Community Foundation has invested over £75 million into charitable groups across London.
  • Today, the Foundation invests around £7 million annually, giving out around 1,000 grants every year across the capital.

Doorstep Library


Doorstep Library is a literacy charity that believes in the power of words to take children places, not just in their imagination, but in their lives.  The charity wants to see a world where all children can thrive in homes in which books are celebrated and a love of reading is embraced. With one in four 11-year-olds leaving primary school unable to read or write properly, Doorstep Library recruits and trains volunteers to go into some of the most disadvantaged areas of London to help introduce young children (aged 0-11 years) to the pleasure of reading. As its service is uniquely home-based, the charity’s projects not only improve literacy and confidence in children, but increase family well-being and bonding through the joy of sharing stories. With the support of the Mohn Westlake Foundation, Doorstep Library is investing in a Marketing Assistant to attract and recruit new volunteers, enabling the charity to bring the joy of reading and its many benefits to even more children across London.


For more information about this project please visit their website: www.doorsteplibrary.org.uk


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