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We believe writing has the power to change lives. We support readers and writers by working in schools across the county, nurturing the next generation of writers and inspiring communities through world-class events in the city and further afield.

As a UK registered charity, we rely on the generosity of our supporters to make our work possible. Please consider making a gift to ensure that the life-changing power of creative writing, books and reading continues to influence and inspire generations to come.


We have three memberships that not only help us continue doing our work, but also give you some great benefits.

    • The NCW Society
    • The Supporters Circle
    • Robert Toppes Collections Company

Find out more about our memberships

Changing the Story is NCW’s bold and ambitious campaign to raise funds towards supporting artists from all backgrounds, inspiring children and young people, commissioning exciting new writing, and preserving the historic Dragon Hall.

Read about Changing The Story


You can make a single donation online, by post, by phone or in person at Dragon Hall. All donations, whether large or small, make a real difference to NCW and our work.

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How your contribution can help

Supporting new writers • Funding new artistic commissions • Supporting writing in translation • Breaking down barriers for writers • Providing workshops for school children • Bursary places for disadvantaged groups • Better access for rural schools • Placing writers in schools to help inspire a new generation • Presenting storytelling in Dragon Hall • Maintaining and restoring Dragon Hall • Ensuring public accessibility to Dragon Hall • Promoting Norwich as a centre of literary excellence

Case studies

Case study: Deborah Smith

Case study: Hollie McNish

Case study: Luke Wright

Case study: Michael Donkor

Case Study: Richard Lambert

Thank you

We would like to gratefully acknowledge our founding partners:

Thank you to all National Centre for Writing’s programme funders. The artistic and outreach programmes which are delivered on a local, national and international scale would not be possible without your generous contributions. Thank you.

Amazon Literary Partnership | Anglian Ruskin University | Anguish’s Educational Foundation | Arts Council England | Arts Council Korea | British Council | Creative Europe programme of the European Union | Creative Scotland | Danish Arts Foundation | The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust | The Desmond Elliott Trust | The Francis W Reckitt Arts Trust | Garrick Charitable Trust | Harvill Secker | Institut français | Italian Cultural Institute | Jan Michalski Foundation | The Lady Hind Trust | Laura Kinsella Foundation | l’Entente de développement culturel entre le gouvernement du Québec et la Ville de Québec | Literature Translation Institute of Korea | Literature Wales | Lithuanian Cultural Embassy | Lithuanian Culture Institute | The Martineau Society | National Arts Council Singapore | National Lottery Heritage Fund | National Museum of Taiwan Literature | The New Anglia Small Grant Scheme (part funded by the European Regional Development Fund) | Norfolk County Council | Norwegian Literature Abroad | Norwich Business Improvement District | Norwich City Council | The Norwich Freemen’s Charity | PACCAR Foundation | Paul Bassham Trust | Polish Cultural Institute | Pro-Helvetia | Québec Government Office in London Royal | Norwegian Embassy | Russian Institute for Literary Translation | Suffolk County Council | Taipei Representative Office in London | Sylvia Waddilove Foundation | University of East Anglia | Welsh Literature Exchange | The Yanai Initiative for Globalizing Japanese Humanities at UCLA and Waseda University

Thank you to our major capital funders for their generosity and support, who helped with the transformation from Writer’s Centre Norwich to National Centre for Writing in 2018.

FCC Communities Foundation | The Fidelity UK Foundation | The Foyle Foundation | Garfield Weston Foundation | The Geoffrey Watling Charity | New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership | The Norwich Freemen’s Charity | The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation | Wolfson Foundation

Thank you to the ongoing generosity of our NCW Supporters’ Circle members’:

Briony Bax | The Passingham Family | Jane and David Steward | Laura McGillivray | And those who wish to remain anonymous.




National Centre for Writing is a registered charity. Our charity number is 1110725.

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