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Support Us

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Do you believe that everyone should have the opportunity to unlock their creative potential?


  • Inspire hundreds of young people a year to write by bringing schools and groups to Arvon
  • Keep our courses open to everyone by providing grants for those on low incomes to attend
  • Change lives for the better by working with vulnerable groups, such as young people in care and adults who have experienced homelessness
  • Support teachers to develop how they teach creative writing in the classroom, making a difference to the confidence and ability of thousands of pupils annually


  • Become an Arvon Friend from £4 a month.
  • Become an Arvon Patron from £42 a month.
  • Support Arvon North, Arvon’s ambitious capital project to adapt Lumb Bank, one of Yorkshire’s most iconic literary houses, into a beacon of creativity for the North.
  • Donate to our #OPENTOALL Campaign to give those on low incomes the opportunity to attend Arvon’s courses.
  • Give to Arvon’s Crenham Award to provide the opportunity for those on the margins of society to find their self-confidence and voice through attending an Arvon week.
  • Remember Arvon in your will and help secure our work for future generations.
  • Donate easily via text. Text ARVONFIVE to 70085 to donate £5, ARVONTEN to 70085 to donate £10, or ARVONTWENTY to 70085 to donate £20. UK networks only. You will be charged the donation amount plus your standard network charge.
  • Donate easily via Paypal here. Paypal’s usual terms and conditions apply.

To discuss supporting any area of Arvon’s work, please contact Dean Stigwood, Head of Development at or write to Arvon, Lumb Bank, Heptonstall, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 6DF.

If you wish to make a general donation to Arvon’s work, you can do so with a credit or debit card, by using the form below:

Through the UK Government’s Gift Aid scheme, Arvon can claim an additional 25p for every £1 you donate. So if you are a UK taxpayer, you can increase the value of your donations to us by 25%, at no extra cost to yourself. Simply fill in your details below and tick the box to confirm your taxpayer status.

We will use the details provided to update your record and to process your donations to us. Please note: Arvon can only claim Gift Aid if you provide your full first name, surname and home address.

UK Address

I want to Gift Aid my donation and any donations I make in the future or have made in the past 4 years to Arvon.

I am a UK taxpayer and understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year it is my responsibility to pay any difference:

Please notify  Arvon if you: 

 – want to cancel this declaration
 – want to change your name or home address
 – no longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains

If you pay Income Tax at the higher or additional rate and want to receive the additional tax relief due to you, you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your Self-Assessment tax return or ask HM Revenue and Customs to adjust your tax code.

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You can directly support those who could not otherwise afford to come on an Arvon course through our campaign #OPENTOALL

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Support the redevelopment of Lumb Bank as an engine-house for creative writing development in the North of England, connecting the rich literary collateral of the region with a community of writers locally, regionally, nationally and globally.

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Arvon’s Crenham Award enables vulnerable and marginalised young people and adults to be mentored by highly respected authors on a week-long Arvon writing retreat.

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Arvon Friends gain access to our full library of writing tips and exercises, and priority booking on Arvon courses. The money raised goes directly to our charitable work to enable disadvantaged young people and low income writers to attend Arvon courses.

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Become an Arvon Angel

Make a donation of £500 or more, to directly support Arvon’s charitable aim of create access to writing for everyone. Donations from Arvon Angels support projects such as Mother Tongues, Arvon’s innovative project which encourages young bilingual and multilingual people to explore their languages through writing.

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Leave a legacy

By remembering Arvon in your will, you can help future generations discover the transformative power of writing. Leaving a gift to Arvon in your will won’t cost you anything right now, and any size of gift will make a valuable contribution to Arvon’s future work.