Sign up for 2013 is now closed.
This year 124 local authorities are signed up for 5700 children.
Local authorities signed up in England for 2013 include:
Barnet, Bath and North East Somerset, Bexley, Birmingham, Blackpool, Bolton, Bournemouth, Brent, Brighton and Hove, Bristol, Bromley, Calderdale, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire East Council, Cheshire West and Chester council, Coventry, Croydon, Devon, Doncaster, Dorset, Dudley, Ealing, East Sussex, Gateshead, Gloucestershire, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith & Fulham, Hampshire, Harrow, Hartlepool, Havering, Hertfordshire, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea (London Borough), Kirklees, Knowsley, Lambeth, Leeds, Leicester City, Leicestershire, Lewisham, Lincolnshire, Medway, Merton, Newcastle Upon Tyne, North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, North Tyneside, Northumberland, Nottingham City, Nottinghamshire, Oldham, Plymouth , Poole, Portsmouth, Reading, Redbridge, Redcar & Cleveland, Rochdale, Rotherham, Rutland, Salford, Sheffield, Slough, Solihull, Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Southampton, Southend, South Tyneside, Staffordshire, Stockton-on-Tees, Suffolk, Sunderland, Surrey, Tameside, Thurrock, Wakefield, Wandsworth, Warrington, West Berkshire, Westminster, West Sussex, Wiltshire, Windsor and Maidenhead, Wirral, Wokingham, Worcestershire...
In Suffolk, where the project has been running for six years, as elsewhere, there is clear evidence of significant progress in children's reading ability as well as tangible improvements in maths. Education Matters in Care. A report by the independent cross-party inquiry into the educational attainment of looked after children in England, July 2012.
In February 2012, the Northern Ireland Government announced funding for Fostering Achievement for a further five years, so children in Northern Ireland will continue to receive parcels up to and including 2016. The Welsh Government also announced three-year grant funding for Letterbox Club, meaning looked-after children across all local authorities in Wales will receive parcels up to and including 2014.
From time to time we receive donations that we in turn allocate to a local authority unable to subscribe to Letterbox Club due to lack of initial funding, so they can trial the scheme in their area and see how it can work for their children. If you are interested in knowing more about this and would like to find out how to apply for looked after children in your authority please contact Leanne Cobb.
View a short five-minute film about the Letterbox Club from the perspective of children, LACE, libraries and carers.