One-off donations

The Poetry Archive websites now welcome over 3 million visits a year - and we are still growing.

Every individual supporter is vital to our continued success. There are a variety of ways for you to become involved. If you do not wish to become an Explorer Member then we would love you consider making a one-off donation. Every £1 raised is valuable to us and is invested directly in to our recordings programme. We are hugely grateful for all the support our donors can provide.

Whether you can give a few pounds to help us with the costs of running such a large website, or you would like to fund a new poet for £2500, you can make a one-off donation using the link below.

Your support will ensure that we can continue to grow our collections and connect more people to the joy of listening to poetry read out loud.

Dedicate a poem

You can now dedicate a special poem to someone you love, or simply because you love the poem, by becoming an Explorer Member or above. Your dedication will be published on our website for the whole year of your Membership and you'll receive all the additional benefits of being a Member of the Archive.

Your dedication will see your name and your  special message added to that poem's page in the website so you can share your love of poetry with the people you love whilst helping the Archive to care for these wonderful collections.

The steps to dedicate poems couldn’t be easier:

  1. Join our Membership scheme as an Explore Member, or above.
  2. Explore the archive for a poem that means something to you.
  3. Submit your dedication to our team to approve.
  4. Once approved, your dedication will appear on the poem for everyone to see for the duration of your Membership.
Your Donations


Covers the cost of keeping a poem available on the website for a month


Enables us to update a poet's biographical and contextual information on our website and in our catalogues each year.


Pays for a day in a recording studio so we can make a recording of a new poet for our collections

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Ways you can support the archive