Literacy in Peterborough and what it means for you
Literacy in Peterborough and what it means for you

National Literacy Trust: Peterborough Hub

The National Literacy Trust Hub: Peterborough is working to improve the literacy skills of disadvantaged local children and adults for whom low levels of literacy are entrenched, intergenerational and seriously impacting their lives. Launched in 2014 the Hub works with local authorities, schools, voluntary and community organisations, businesses, and cultural groups to deliver tailored literacy services to the local community.

 In some areas of Peterborough, as many as 1 in 5 people (20.3%) lack the literacy skills considered to be functional (the level expected of an 11 year old), this is well above the national average. By supporting those who need help improving their literacy skills the National Literacy Trust Hub  is improving the Peterborough community’s economic competitiveness and social mobility.

How you can help

To find out more about how you can get involved sign up to our free Local Business Promise. The Local Business Promise provides you with information on the range of ways your business can engage with the Peterborough Hub including raising awareness amongst the local community of the support available, sponsoring a local event, fundraising at till points, or volunteering your time. By joining the promise you’ll help us to create sustainable change for disadvantaged children and families affected by low levels of literacy in Peterborough, enabling them to gain the skills and support they need to succeed in education, employment and life.

Your support of the Peterborough Hub, whether through volunteering, raising awareness or fundraising, will help to support those most in need in your local community and help them gain the skills that they need to succeed in life.

Local Business Promise participants also benefit from opportunities including targeted local marketing, brand alignment with a trusted brand, invitations to networking events and staff engagement opportunities.

If you would like to know more about the Local Business Promise or the Peterborough Literacy Hub, and how your business can benefit from supporting our work, then please see our webpage dedicated to this work or contact Rebecca Parsons at