Schools Champions

Apply for funding for a creative literacy project!

Scottish Book Trust is looking for creative and dynamic teachers and librarians to showcase the potential of its programme of virtual author events, Authors Live, as well as our Scottish Book Trust Prizes. 

For each Authors Live broadcast and Scottish Book Trust Prize we select a teacher or librarian to work with on an ambitious and imaginative project within the classroom. These School Champions are given a £400 grant plus resources and support to help demonstrate innovative approaches to engagement with literacy.

Grants can be spent on the purchase of books, working with external practitioners or trips and adventures that spark the imagination and curiosity of pupils. Projects can involve cross curricular activities and partnership working - the more creative the better! Get inspired by looking through out past Schools Champions projects


What we offer you

  • An investment of £400 which you can decide how to spend, to allow you to chose resources to help you engage fully with you allocated project. You many wish to spend your money on books or schools visits from artists or educational practitioners to give added value to your project. 
  • Full and friendly support in getting the most out of every aspect of the programme from Scottish Book Trust's Schools Outreach Co-ordinator. 


What we ask in return

  • A written case study to showcase your work on the Scottish Book Trust website. This may take the form of a 600 word blog entry, photo diary, video or resources.


How you can get involved

We will advertise any upcoming opportunitities to become a Schools Champion on this page when they become available, or sign up to our Schools e-Newsletters to get opportunities direct to your inbox!