The Letterbox Club

Receiving a Letterbox Club parcel

An award-winning programme managed by BookTrust, in partnership with the University of Leicester, which aims to provide enjoyable educational support for looked-after children aged 3-13.

Across the UK, children are enrolled for the programme by participating local authorities or schools. Each child is sent a colourful parcel of books, maths games, stationery and other complementary materials once every month for six months, from May to October.

For many children it's the first time they have had a letter or a parcel through the post and for some it's the first time they have had books of their own.


Letterbox Club parcels are delivered to participating local authorities or schools, who then post them to the child's home address, or give them to the children they have enrolled in school.


The Letterbox Club now reaches over 11,000 children across the UK each year! It's also suitable for a range of children who might benefit, such as those on the 'edge of care', or as part of post-adoption support.  

The Benefits:

  • Can significantly improve children's reading and numeracy
  • Encourages children and their carers/parents to read and play games together
  • Gives enjoyment to children through owning their own books
  • Supports children over the summer as they move into the next school year

Find out more about the different Letterbox Club parcels


The cost per child is £135 (including VAT) until 31 December 2016. For more information, please email the Letterbox Club team or call 020 7801 8805.


Award-winning children's author, Katherine Rundell, talks about the postal element of Letterbox Club and how important it was for her foster sister, Annie, to receive post.