Can you support the work we do?

If you are passionate about supporting and celebrating a city dedicated to improving literacy and transforming young people’s lives, please support us today. We welcome donations of all sizes. A one-off donation or a regular donation – at any level – will go a long way to helping make a real impact on sharing the benefits of literature in Manchester.

Lots of people don’t realise that Manchester City of Literature is a charity. We are partially funded by key organisations in Manchester, but as we grow we need your help. Please be aware that we receive no funding from UNESCO on behalf of the designation.


How Your Money Helps

Our vision is to create an equitable city of reading and writing. We want Manchester to be a city where diverse voices are celebrated, creative talent and industries are nurtured and where literary activity changes lives. If you believe that too, you could help us to achieve that today by making a donation to support our work.

A few of our key projects that your donation will be supporting include:


Corporate support

From volunteering and pro-bono services to corporate donations and sponsorship, we are keen to explore partnership opportunities and to enable companies to achieve corporate social responsibility objectives. Discuss the sponsorship of our campaigns, events and projects with our Executive Director, Ivan Wadeson. You can use the contact form to do this.



Could you organise your own event? How about taking on a sponsored challenge? Whatever your idea, from readathon to a literary walk, we want to hear from you!


Thank you for supporting Manchester UNESCO City of Literature, every single penny will make a difference.