Donating to The Poetry Society
By donating to The Poetry Society, you will be directly supporting us in our mission to create a central position for poets and poetry across the UK and beyond. From The Poetry Society’s central offices in Covent Garden, London, we place poets in schools across the country, run vital talent development programmes, and publish the UK’s leading poetry magazine, The Poetry Review. With ever greater public spending cuts threatening the arts sector, we need people who care about poetry to help us continue our work.
Every donation, no matter how large or small, makes a huge difference in helping us to fulfil our charitable objectives and connecting people to the transformative power of poetry.
The Poetry Society is a registered charity no. 303334
What else can you do?
There are many other ways that you can show your support for The Poetry Society, too:
- Become a member
- Enter our competitions
- Come along to events
- Read our publications
- Use easyfundraising to do online shopping and have the companies you shop with donate to us
- Leave a legacy in your will
- Volunteer in The Poetry Society office or at events
About The Poetry Society
The Poetry Society is a charity that exists to connect people of all ages to the transformative power of poetry. We rely on a mixture of public funds, income from trust and foundations, membership fees and donations in order to deliver a wide programme of activity that includes a huge amount of educational outreach work, publishing The Poetry Review, working directly with our members and Stanzas, running The Poetry Cafe and advocating for poets and poetry in public life.
“I promise you poetry can re-awaken your fire like a defibrillator to the spirit. I read three lines of a Seamus Heaney poem and it changed my day. Then I went online and saw that The Poetry Society is ‘a charity that exists to connect people to the transformative power of poetry’. Fiver right there.” – Emer Martin
Why does it matter?
We believe that poetry gives us the language to share our humanity. It gives a voice to the voiceless and words for the unsayable. We want to share with others the feeling of recognising yourself in a poem, or the way a remembered line can take on new meaning, make you smile, shed a tear, or take you back. Everyone needs poetry, and poetry needs you.