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Applications for Match Funding are now OPEN.


Click here to complete our dedicated Match Funding form.


If you are unable to find the answer to your question, please contact us at [email protected] - a member of our team will be happy to help!


Applications close on 30th November, 2023

What is the Raintree Match Funding Scheme?

Introducing Raintree's Match Funding Scheme - the innovative programme designed to help schools in the UK create a culture of reading like never before. Our scheme is tailored to meet the specific needs of your school, providing you with all the necessary resources to transform your students into avid readers.

Through our scheme, your school will receive matching funds to support the purchase of fiction and non-fiction books. So if you have £350 to spend, we'll provide you with an additional £350 in the same order, effectively doubling your book buying budget!

Our team of experts is on hand to provide guidance and support throughout the process, ensuring that your school has everything it needs to foster a love of reading in your students. From selecting the right books to implementing innovative reading programmes, we'll be there every step of the way.


Who can claim Match Funding?

With Raintree's Match Funding Scheme, you won't just be getting a financial boost - you'll be joining a community of educators dedicated to inspiring a lifelong love of reading. We understand the challenges schools face in promoting literacy, which is why our programme is designed to be easy to access and highly effective.

All Nurseries, Primary and Secondary schools in the UK are eligible to apply.

How does it work?

  1. Submit your application via our dedicated Match Funding form. 
  2. We'll send you a confirmation email and review your application. Those awarded match funding will be notified via email on a rolling basis
  3. If your application is successful, we will then email you your match funding code!
  4. Place your order via our website or email it to us. Not sure what to get? Contact us and we'll put you in touch with one of our literacy experts!
  5. We will then match your order  - pound for pound!


Applications must be submitted by the 30th November, 2023. 

Orders must be placed by the 8th December, 2023. 


My application has been approved! Which books are included in match funding?

Explore our catalogue and download a copy of our Match Funding order form!

Everything is included! Over 3000 fiction, non-fiction and educational resources are included in Match Funding - including our Engage Literacy programme, Red Squirrel Phonics and our new Post-phonics collection!

Can you help me choose my books?

Yes! We know that every school is unique, which is why we'll work with you to create a tailored plan that aligns with your specific goals and budget

Drop us an email and we will put you in touch with one of our literacy experts. 

How do I place my order?

Once your application has been approved, there are two ways you are able to order: 


  1. Explore our latest catalogue and click the ISBN of the book you would like to order
  2. Add the book to your basket
  3. When you are ready, place your match funding code into the voucher field
  4. Your match funded amount will automatically be deducted 
  5. Checkout


  1. Download our latest catalogue and Match Funding order form
  2. Input your Match Funding code and delivery information
  3. Input the quantity of each title you would like to order
  4. Email your completed order form to [email protected]


Orders must be placed by the 8th December, 2023. 

My school is in Northern Ireland. How do I order using the procurement system?

You can order Raintree titles on your procurement system by following these steps:

  1. Go to shop
  2. Select Non-stock Catalogue
  3. Fill in the item type and description (you can find the ISBN and title on your quote or order form)
  4. Supplier is Raintree/Capstone
  5. Add to cart and process as usual. This will create a PO that will be sent to Raintree
  6. If possible, please send a copy of the PO to [email protected]

How many Match Funding orders can I place?

Once your application has been approved, you can place multiple orders.

How much is delivery?

For orders going to UK addresses there’s a delivery charge of £4.95.

From our Match Funding Community

"I was pleasantly surprised with the available titles of this scheme, including fiction and non-fiction copies. On top of this, most books have Accelerated Reader quizzes and they have been well-used by my students."
Minh Nguyen, Learning Resource Centre Manager Whitley Academy, West Midlands
"Working in a school in a deprived area, Raintree's Match Funding Scheme has been instrumental in regenerating our heavily used library. The children have enjoyed all the books delivered, and they have brought a renewed sense of enjoyment to reading!"
Claire Moseley, Early Years Coordinator Kentmere Academy and Nursery, Lancashire