how to participate
Poet in the City is one of the UK's most vibrant and fastest growing arts charities. Our growth is only possible thanks to the support of our volunteers, members, friends, donors and sponsors. Here are five ways in which you can participate and help raise poetry's profile in the classroom, the boardroom and in our cities nationwide.


Poet in the City needs volunteers to help with its administration, event organisation, database management and other tasks. If you think the project is worthwhile and would like to be involved in making it happen please get in touch with us.

Become a member.

Members of Poet in the City are invited to attend all poetry events. Whether you are a poetry fan or just interested in broadening your cultural horizons, experiencing something different and meeting interesting people, Poet in the City will enrich your life and will exhilarate you with the magic of language and the incredible power of the written word. Members of Poet in the City who write poetry are encouraged to read their own poems or other favourite poems at workshops and poetry "drop-ins".

Become a friend.

For a small annual donation, Friends of Poet in the City receive special benefits, including priority booking at events and invitations to exclusive summer and winter parties.  

Make a donation.

If you believe in the importance of introducing school children to poetry and want to support our educational work, we invite you to make a donation to Poet in the City. Your donation will support our educational objectives, helping to introduce children to poetry, contributing to improving their self-expression, and raising their self-esteem. A donation of £350 will pay for a poet to spend a whole day in an inner city primary school (including administration and travel expenses) and will provide a potentially inspiring experience to scores of young children. Any contribution, large or small, will be most welcome and will be acknowledged. Visit the Acknowledgements page on this website.

Major donations are also welcomed, with the potential to earmark funds for specific activities. Poet in the City is a registered charity, meaning that 

Sponsor Poet in the City.

If you work for a business or institution, whether a company, bank, law firm or other organisation, perhaps it would be interested in becoming a sponsor of Poet in the City? Our sponsors are associated with a worthwhile educational project that brings direct and tangible benefits to children in the local community. Sponsors can also gain significant marketing and promotional benefits from association with high profile cultural events.