When children are inspired, their future is forever changed. Our aim is to make a brighter tomorrow for all children.
About The Fund
50% of Pathenaeum's profits go towards providing free subscription boxes for schools and disadvantaged children in the UK*.
Access to books is one of the key indicators of a child's future success as an adult. Children without books at home are suffer from book poverty.
All nominations are made by professionals to an independent committee which assesses all applications.
* We reserve the right to expand our outreach in the future, to support the education needs of children in other countries.
The Ripple Effects
The gift of one series of books can change a child and the entire country for the better. The ripple effects can start small, but when accumulated can make a profound impact. The biggest winners would be:
- School Pupils
- The entire UK
THE THREE WAYS TO GIVE
We receive no government funding.
Share on social media, via email or post. Each share goes a long way to helping a child in need.
Sponsor a school, or buy a subscription and gift it to your local school, just by typing in their address.
Buy a subscription for a friend or family member, helping them and other kids at the same time.
Who can Nominate a Child?
We plan to allow individuals to nominate themselves in the future. At this time, however, we are only accepting nominations from the following professional occupations and institutions:
- Housing officers
- Support workers
- Social workers
- Youth workers
- Doctors (GP / medical specialist)
- Midwives and pre/postnatal specialists
- Religious leaders
- Elected members of parliament and local governments
- Police officers
- Funeral directors
- Psychologists and counsellors
- Youth hostels
- Foster centres
- Treatment centres
- Youth clubs
- Community centres
- Large temporary accommodation providers
- Trade unions
Who is Eligible to be Nominated?
Children who take on the responsibility for being the main or co-carer for a relative who lives with that child in the same household. The individual who is needing care must have a long-term illness and care needs. The household income must be less than £20,000 p.a.
Children in Foster Care
Any child in foster care is eligible.
A child who has lost any member of their immediate family through death or imprisonment. Their household income must be less than £20,000 p.a.
Children in Severe Financial Hardship
This category is for children resident in the UK full time, who are being affected by the No Recourse to Public Funds Home Office Policy (NRPF), or for children who are severely affected by other government policies which restrict benefits to the family, such as the Bedroom Tax or other sanctions. Household income should be less than £13,000 p.a.
Children with Chronic Conditions
Children who are suffering from long-term ill health. The household income must be less than £20,000 p.a.
We work with a number of partner organisations to provide resources to children, schools and community centres. However any organisation can apply on behalf of themselves.
* all children must be a full time resident in the UK.