It has never been easier to support the Orwell Foundation.

The Orwell Foundation is an independent charity which exists to continue the legacy of George Orwell.

Whether through the prestigious Orwell Prizes, awarded each year to the books and journalism which best meet Orwell’s ambition ‘to make political writing into an art’, to the Orwell Youth Prize, or the growing number of Orwell-related activities which take place under its auspices, the Foundation aims to use Orwell’s work to celebrate honest writing and reporting, uncover hidden lives and confront uncomfortable truths – and, in doing so, to promote Orwell’s values of integrity, decency and fidelity to truth. Through this work we hope to connect with the many different constituencies to whom Orwell and his writings are a source of inspiration, from policy-makers and politicians to students and schoolchildren, and to offer a platform for debate and discussion designed to appeal to the widest possible public audience.

Your donations will go towards:

  • Funding Orwell Youth Prize’s educational programmes, such as supporting young writers through our Paisley workshops and Wigan Sunshine House project, providing resources for teachers and students, and school workshops.
  • Expanding and maintaining the Foundation’s programme of educational events and resources, from innovative live readings to lectures and debates and our regularly updated library of articles about Orwell’s life and work

By donating to the Orwell Foundation, you will be helping to perpetuate Orwell’s legacy. Every donation helps to support our work to engage our partners, our network and the public at large.