Forward Arts Foundation is a registered charity: our mission is to promote the knowledge and enjoyment of poetry.

Through programmes including the Forward Prizes and National Poetry Day, we celebrate excellence in poetry, support poets, change lives by giving people the confidence to create and communicate, and strengthen communities. We need your help to continue our work.

Your gift to Forward Arts Foundation will support the development of the next generation of poets, via books, mentoring and opportunities to write and perform.

Give £10 to help us send a National Poetry Day pack to a local library or school

Give £20 towards our vibrant season of events in the run up to the Forward Prizes

Give £50 to build our commissioning fund for new poetry every year

Or give £5 a month to support our core work promoting the knowledge and enjoyment of poetry

Donate via PayPal Giving or contact us to take your support further as a Patron or programme sponsor.

If you are a corporate sponsor, you can find out more about our organisation and what we do here.

A legacy gift to us may support the next generation of young poets, writers and creative thinkers. To find out more about legacy giving, you can contact us.

We are a registered charity (number 1037939) and we are delighted to accept legacies: if you would like to speak to us, call on 020 7845 4655 or email

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