Join & support
The RSL receives no regular public or government funding. As we’re an independent charity, we depend upon the support of our Fellows and Members, Patrons and friends to continue fulfilling our aims of advancing literature for all.
As well as enjoying world-class events, RSL Members have the satisfaction of belonging to an organisation that inspires a love of literature in all ages – through visits to state schools, masterclasses, and grants for writers at all stages.
From becoming a Member or Digital Events Passholder to volunteering with us, there are many ways to support the RSL and get closer to the work we do.
With the RSL Digital Events Pass you get access to all our online events for just £25 for a year – working out as less than £1 per event.
Become a Member
Enjoy a world of benefits with RSL membership, including free entry to all of our events, discounted guest tickets to events, Members’-only Book Groups and a complimentary subscription to the RSL Review magazine and our quarterly newspaper Our Mutual Friend.
Volunteer with us
The RSL has a small, but dedicated team of volunteers who help us organise and run our London-based events. We welcome new volunteers and are very grateful for any support that can be offered.
Become a Patron
Enjoy a programme of special invitations and opportunities throughout the year while providing vital support to our core charitable work.
Make a donation
Secure and strengthen the future of the RSL – help us develop our work in schools and expand our programme of talks, discussions and readings, taking them to lovers of literature all over the world.
Trusts and foundations
Without the help of our supporters, we wouldn’t be able run our education programme, or our awards and grants. We are continually seeking funding to support our activities and work closely with trusts and foundations who believe in our mission.
Contact our Director, Molly Rosenberg, [email protected] if you are a trust or foundation and are interested in supporting us.
Leave us a gift in your will
By leaving us a gift in your will, you help future generations to discover a love of reading and writing through our work.
Sponsor our activities
Make the most of your business and your brand through sponsorship, all while helping us continue to celebrate and nurture all that is best in literature.