Oscar’s Book Prize Ltd is a private company limited by guarantee. The board is made up of James Ashton (chairman), Viveka Alvestrand, Sarah Sands, D-J Collins and Simon Pitts.
Together they are responsible for the overall management and direction of the prize and the sponsorship arrangements.
The registered address is: Lower Ground Floor, 111 Charterhouse Street, London EC1M 6AW.
Amazon’s support of Oscar’s Book Prize forms part of Amazon in the Community, the company’s programme which supports communities across the UK, with a focus on the areas where Amazon operates. The ambition is to help children and young people succeed in today’s digital society by creating a positive learning environment, developing essential skills in literacy and science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and empowering them to find and develop their career.
One of the key strands of the programme is helping children get the skills they need to excel in the digital world, including literacy, maths and technology. This includes partnering with Beanstalk to improve literacy in schools by funding reading helpers who support children who need extra help with their reading. We also donate Kindle devices and books through the Kindle Reading Fund to the schools in local areas. By supporting Oscar’s Book Prize Amazon is further encouraging children to read and enjoy books.
The London Evening Standard is the only quality free daily newspaper in the UK. An iconic London brand, the Standard’s paper, website and apps keep the capital up-to-date on the latest news, business, sport, features and entertainment. Edited by Sarah Sands, the Evening Standard is famous for its campaigning to improve life in the capital. Recent campaigns include the Dispossessed Campaign, which raised over £14 million to tackle poverty and inequality and Get London Reading, a campaign to raise literacy levels for children in the capital.
The National Literacy Trust is a national charity dedicated to raising literacy levels in the UK. The charity works to improve the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in the UK's most disadvantaged communities, where up to 40 percent of people have literacy problems. The National Literacy Trust’s research and analysis make it the leading authority on literacy. Because low literacy is intergenerational, the organisation focuses its work on families, young people and children.