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  • About the Arkbound Foundation

    Empowering people through writing

  • Regional Editor Network

    Improving access and diversity in media and publishing

  • Sponsored book publishing

    Sponsoring talented disadvantaged authors


The Arkbound Foundation is a charity that aims to widen access to literature and improve diversity within the publishing industry.

We run projects that empower people from disadvantaged backgrounds to enter the publishing and media industry,  and develop their writing to publishing standards. We also help sponsor and mentor authors so that they can produce books that are widely read and which dispel negative stereotypes.

Based in Glasgow and Bristol, the Arkbound Foundation principally works with people who have experienced social exclusion, including those who have faced discrimination by virtue of their background, circumstance or personal characteristics. Our ethos is about empowerment, positive transformation and accessibility.

Support Us

We are the UK's only independent charity concerned with improving accessibility and diversity within publishing. We welcome donations and sponsors, as well as new volunteers.

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