How Your Support Helps

Thanks to your support, we can use transformative power of stories to empower individuals and our communities. Read on to discover our work, rooted in Norwich, with national and international significance as a centre of excellence in creative writing.

Nurturing children and young people’s voices

Our work with children, young people, and schools inspires the writers of the future. We offer regular drop-in sessions and workshops for early years, families and young people, reaching 2,820+ people under 20 in 2022/23. We engage over 50 schools and colleges each year through outreach, writing competitions, teaching resources, and visits to Dragon Hall. Young writers’ awards recongise and nurture the best new talent in our region.

Bringing communities together

Our learning programmes empower people of all ages to be creative with words and imagination; in community centres, on the street and in our building.

Through creative writing we bring people together, using stories to reduce isolation and increase community cohesion. We strive to champion underrepresented voices, untold stories and inspire everyone through Norwich’s literary heritage and future as a UNESCO City of Literature.

Inspiring writers & translators

We bring together writers and translators from across England, Europe and the world.

Last year, we directly supported 299 writers and translators through 28 residencies and 154 commissions, alongside mentoring and industry support to early career writers and translators, with an emphasis on voices and stories underrepresented and underserved in mainstream publishing.  Thousands more access high quality online tutored courses, mentoring and resources through NCW Academy.

There are many ways to get involved with NCW and join the generous individuals and organisations who make our work possible.

Contact Us

If you wish to talk to a member of our team about supporting NCW, or learn more about the difference your support makes to writers, translators and our communities, we would love to hear from you.

Please contact Dan Scales, Development Manager, [email protected].

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We are transparent with our donors and supporters, and strive to ensure that our fundraising is legal, open, honest, and respectful.