We believe passionately in the importance of what we do at Live Canon.

We bring together poetry-lovers of all ages. We  introduce children into the world of words, celebrating their imagination, and encouraging their writing. We nurture, publish, teach and support more established poets. We love the Live Canon community, and the creativity, compassion, and talent found there.

However, we need help.

We’ve never had any regular funding – every project we run needs money raised from charities, foundations, sponsors, and donations. Without the generosity of our brilliant supporters, we wouldn’t have survived this long, and our supporters are integral to our future. 

If, like us, you think what we do is worth preserving, you can make a one-off donation here using Paypal, or click the Patreon link to become a regular supporter, making a monthly donation. We hugely appreciate every penny donated, and it all goes into the work of teaching, publishing, and performing exceptional poetry.

Thank you.

If you are in a position to support us regularly, you can make a monthly donation via our Patreon page. However small the donation, we'd be incredibly grateful. Knowing that funds are coming in regularly helps us to plan our future. You can visit our page here:


If you'd like to support us in a more bespoke way, or could volunteer time or skills, then please get in touch. We will always be grateful!