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.

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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.

Become a Digital Events Passholder

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.

Find out more about the Digital Events Pass.


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.

Find out more about Membership and join us.


Volunteer photo (credit -I've Read That)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.

Find out more about becoming a Volunteer.


Alice Jolly - winnerBecome a Patron

Enjoy a programme of special invitations and opportunities throughout the year while providing vital support to our core charitable work.

Find out more about becoming a Patron.



Blake Morrison Appleton Academy 1Make 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.

Find out more about making a donation.


Jerwood_Prize_261115_033Trusts 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.


RSL BannerLeave 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.

Find out more about leaving us a legacy.



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.

Find out more about corporate support.