Support Us

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

At a time when many more people in our society face deprivation and barriers to opportunity, it is more important than ever that a variety of voices are heard. We believe that everyone deserves the freedom to imagine, write and explore ideas regardless of their age or financial background. Your donations help to keep Arvon’s doors open to all.


  • 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


To discuss supporting any area of Arvon’s work, please contact Dean Stigwood, Head of Development at The Arvon National Office in London is closed due to Covid-19, so please write to The Hurst, The John Osborne Arvon Centre Clunton, Craven Arms, Shropshire SY7 0JA.

Boy from Tollgate School writing


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

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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.

School pupils sitting on bench on Totleigh Barton


Arvon Friends gain access to our full library of writing tips and exercises, and priority booking each year 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.

Writing course pupil smiling on sofa

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.

Writer looking out of the window at The Clockhouse Writers Retreat

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.