Booktrust puts three prizes on hold due to funding cuts

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Tue, 28/06/2011 - 11:18 Booktrust has suspended the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, Booktrust Early Years Award and Booktrust Teenage Prize for 2011, blaming funding cuts. The book charity said it hopes to bring them "back with a bang next year", so long as they are able to find new sponsorshop. The book charity lost 50% of its funding from the Department of Education in February this year, receiving £7.5m in 2011-12 and £6m in 2012-13 to execute its national bookgifting programmes. read more Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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