Federation of Children's Book Groups


Jean Russell Gift 2019-21 & 2021-2024

Year, type of grant

2019-20 and 2021-22, Jean Russell Gift

Grant awarded

£25,000 over 60 months


A five-year award to support development of the Federation’s website and Children’s Book Award Ceremony, raise awareness of the work of the Federation, and increase the number of active book groups.

Who, what, where

  • Children 5-11 years, families, who attend local book groups, or assess the Children’s Book Awards online
  • Books, literature, reading, storytelling
  • Enjoyment of reading & books, organisational development,
  • UK – all

How this project supported Ragdoll Foundation aims

This grant was awarded through the Jean Russell Gift. Since 2016 the Gift has supported the Federation of Children’s Book Groups, first through the Jean Russell Storytelling project and now through a series of organisational development initiatives. The Jean Russell Gift honours the memory of a dear friend of Anne Wood and is not open to application.