UK schools and early years’ settings can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to buy books for their libraries and encourage more children to read for pleasure.

The LoveReading4Kids Funding for Schools Scheme will help schools to provide children with a range of non-curriculum books to improve their reading standards, particularly amongst children experiencing disadvantage or underrepresentation.

Any grant awarded will be made in the form of credit to be spent within six months on the LoveReading4Kids online bookstore.

Applications can be submitted at any time, with decisions taking up to three months.