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Donations & Publicity

The Writers’ Summer School is a charity which, over the years, has supported thousands of writers on their writing journey.

Help us with publicity

You can share the School's information on your own social pages about Swanwick to help keep our online profile high and send people to the website.


Every little really helps.

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  • Twitter

Gift Aid
Gift Aid adds 25p in the pound to your donation, so if you are a UK taxpayer, please complete the Gift Aid form as well and maximise your contribution.

General Donations
Ordinary donations help the basic running of the School in several ways and we are grateful for every penny.

Join 'The Friends of Swanwick' fund
The Friends of Swanwick fund incorporates the TopWrite Scheme for young writers and the Assisted Places Scheme for those who wish to attend but require financial help to do so.
Your donation to the Friends of Swanwick fund will ensure the future of the fund and help provide a life-changing experience, unlocking the creative potential of a n
ew writer and giving them the opportunity to manifest writing friendships and support networks that will last a lifetime. You may even help to kick-start the career of a future bestselling author or Man Booker prize winner!

All donations are gratefully received, but to become a ‘Friend of Swanwick’, a minimum amount of £25 per year is required.

Friends of Swanwick also get priority booking for the School.

Help us by shopping online
Shop with your favourite stores and they'll donate to The Writers' Summer School - all without charging you a penny more! From Amazon to Expedia, you can shop with over 4,200 retailers and raise free funds for us. You can shop through their website, donation reminder or mobile app to raise donations.

Give as you live
Visit to sign up and support us.

If you already have an account, simply visit​ to log in.

Select The Swanwick
Writers' Summer School as your chosen charity and you’re done - you just need to remember to log in every time you shop online!

If you experience any technical difficulties, you can contact the Give As You Live customer support or call 0870 005 5050.​

Easy Fundraising
​Use Easy Fundraising to shop with over 3,300 retailers including Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS,, eBay, Boden, and M&S.

​Every time you shop, you’ll raise a free donation for the Writers' Summer School - it’s that easy!

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For postal donations, please contact the Treasurer.
Bequests and Memorial Donations
By leaving us a gift in your will or making a donation in memory of a loved Swanwick friend, you can support the School so it can continue to support writers. If you would like to discuss how to leave a legacy, please contact us.
We are truly grateful for your support, whether it be financial or promotional!

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