Arthur’s mission is to make reading accessible to all. His fellowship was spent working on Paperight, a rights clearing house and enabler of distributed printing of books that might not otherwise be available to potential readers. His experiment included using copy shops as print on demand booksellers.
We support Arthur because access to books is essential for both formal and informal learning. While digital access shows promise, it is not yet universal and has some of the same challenges faced by print - distribution and legal access.
Twice a year we award a number of small grants to a collection of social change agents, no strings attached, in support of their work. We call these Flash Grants and recipients are selected based on nominations from our Fellows. Each award is worth $5,000.
At the heart of our co-investment fellowship model is the principle that Fellows continue to invest in their own ideas. The Foundation amplifies the Fellow’s investment by matching it at least tenfold, along with covering the cost of their time for the year.
The figures you see here do not reflect each Fellow’s fellowship year funding, but rather the funds unlocked within our financial year, as the fellowship years start either March or September and Fellows are not required to spend the available funds proportionately throughout the year.