Join & support
The RSL receives no public or government funding. We depend upon the support of our Fellows and Members, Patrons and friends.
As well as enjoying world-class events, RSL Members have the satisfaction of belonging to an organisation that inspires a love of literature in all ages – through visits to state schools, masterclasses, and grants for writers at all stages.
From becoming a Member to volunteering with us, there are many ways to support the RSL and get closer to the work we do.
Enjoy a world of benefits with RSL membership, including free entry and discounted guest tickets to our events as well as priority booking for our masterclasses and a complimentary subscription to the RSL Review.
The RSL has a small, but dedicated team of volunteers who help us organise and run our London-based events. We welcome new volunteers and are very grateful for any support that can be offered.
Enjoy a programme of special invitations and opportunities throughout the year while providing vital support to our core charitable work.
Secure and strengthen the future of the RSL – help us develop our work in schools and expand our programme of talks, discussions and readings, taking them to lovers of literature all over the world.
Without the help of our supporters, we wouldn’t be able run our education programme, or our awards and grants. We are continually seeking funding to support our activities and work closely with trusts and foundations who believe in our mission.
Leave us a gift in your will.
By leaving us a gift in your will, you help future generations to discover a love of reading and writing through our work.
Sponsor our activities.
Make the most of your business and your brand through sponsorship, all while helping us continue to celebrate and nurture all that is best in literature.