Discover ways to give and start you own adventure. At any level of giving you will join a group of people who believe in the power of writing.


Monthly donations

Set-up a direct debit, then sit back and relax knowing you’re helping children grow in confidence and discover the joy of writing.

Open the door

One in six people in the UK struggle with literacy. Help us change that number to zero with just £3.  Sign-up and we’ll send you a regular update on our work.

Click here to donate £3 per month

Step on board

Remember the first story you escaped into? Make sure there is the same safe space for young people to explore the magic and joy of books and reading. As a thank you, we will send you:

  • A regular update on our work 
  • Invitations to sharings of our young writers’ work

Click here to donate £20 per month

Lay the path

We believe that every child has a voice that deserves to be heard. Join us in ensuring their is a generation of diverse script writers, authors, journalists and more from right here in Hackney. For helping us build a nation of storytellers, we’ll send you:

  • A regular update on our work 
  • Invitations to sharings of our young writers’ work
  • One free ticket to a Ministry of Stories Presents event

Click here to donate £50 a month

Take your seat

Our co-founder, Nick Hornby, invites you to be a part of his circle. As a member of the circle you will receive:

  • An annual dinner with Nick Hornby taking place in an exclusive London venue
  • Two free tickets to a Ministry of Stories Presents event
  • Two free tickets to our 6th birthday party in November 2016
  • Exclusive pre-event receptions
  • A hamper of products from Hoxton Street Monster Supplies
  • Invitations to sharings of our young writers’ work
  • A bespoke story written by the children for your birthday
  • An MoS pin badge

Email Lauren to discuss your seat at the Author’s Circle £3,000 annually (or £250 monthly)

Please be aware, both of these circles have strictly limited places.


One-off donations

Our supporters help us to carry on offering creative writing workshops to the children of east London. All donations make a difference whether it is £1 or £100,000 and we appreciate every single one of them.

Here’s what we can achieve with your money:

  • £7 will pay for pencils for every child in a writing workshop
  • £56 will pay for one child to take part in a writing workshop
  • £300 will buy us an iPad to use in workshops
  • £500 will allow us to train a top notch writing mentor
  • £10,000 will get you your very own ministerial title … maybe you’ve dreamed of being the Minister for Red T-Shirts, Minister for Cups of Tea, Minister for Zombies and Elves … the choice is yours. If this is your dream, get in contact and pick your title.

Next step? Donate today on our JustGiving page

Want to know more? Let’s talk

Please contact us if you’d like to know more about our work before deciding on a donation amount. We’ll tell you how the Ministry can use your gift, and what a difference it will make to young people and the local community. We can also discuss a visit so you can see the Ministry in action before becoming a donor.

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