The London Book Fair has announced that its popular Charity of the Year initiative is now open for submissions. It welcomes applications from the book and book-related, reading and creatively-focused non-profit community.
Held annually in Olympia, The London Book Fair is one of the largest book-publishing trade fairs in the world attracting over 25,000 visitors from around the globe. Every year the Fair conducts a rigorous selection process and nominates a charity to support during the coming year.
The nominated charity is awarded free exhibition space at the event, extensive marketing support, year-round online promotion, and an opportunity to fundraise via a button on the LBF website.
The London Book Fair, which has a long history in supporting book-related charities, launched Charity of the Year in 2014. In its inaugural year Book Aid International was nominated, followed by BookTrust (2015), First Story (2016), Worldreader (2017), and The Kittiwake Trust (2018).
Jacks Thomas, Director at The London Book Fair, commented: There are so many incredible charities doing inspiring work in the reading, literacy and wider creative sectors and it’s important they achieve the recognition and awareness they deserve. We launched our Charity of the Year initiative to provide a platform for charities related to the creative industries to gain exposure, build relationships and expand their reach. Each year, we are both humbled and energised by the submissions for Charity of the Year that we receive, and we very much look forward to seeing this year’s applications.
To enter this year’s Charity of the Year submission process, please see here.
The submission deadline is 23 November 2018.