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.