Readers' Circle Patrons

At the Women’s Prize Trust we are passionate advocates of women, nurturing a supportive, global community of readers and writers. Support our work championing the diversity and unique voices of women from all backgrounds as a Women’s Prize Trust Readers’ Circle Patron.

How to become a Readers' Circle Patrons

Join as a Readers’ Circle Patron today with a donation of £10,000

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The Readers’ Circle is a group of special individuals who want to join us in supporting women to find their voice. We have supported thousands of writers, and we want to empower more women at the start of their writing journey through workshops and mentoring. By making a donation of £10,000 and over, you will help us to you will help us to encourage and nurture the next generation of women to share their stories.

Your gift is a donation, which for UK tax-payers Gift Aid can be claimed against, adding to its value*. In recognition of your support we will be delighted to acknowledge you as a member of the Women’s Prize Readers’ Circle on our website and in our programmes. We’d also like to invite you to join us through unique invitations and opportunities to explore our work. These include:

  • Invitations to Patron events, including the sought-after Women’s Prize Trust Summer Party
  • Free passes for the Women’s Prize LIVE festival and invitations to the readings for the Women’s Prize for Fiction and Women’s Prize for Non-Fiction
  • Two complimentary sets of shortlisted books (both Fiction and Non-Fiction)
  • A regular Patron newsletter with ‘first-to-know’ news and insights
  • A specially curated annual event for our Readers’ Circle Patrons with the chance to meet selected writers, judges and celebrity ambassadors
  • A thank you for your generous support on our website

If you have any questions or would like to find out more please contact Sophie Hussey, Development Director for a joining form, including a Gift Aid Declaration, at

* Each level of support in the Patrons’ programme include a benefits portion which represents the cost of the scheme to the Trust and a suggested donation. The benefits we may offer Reader’s Circle Patrons have a value of £600, the voluntary donation of £9,400 is eligible for Gift Aid, and it is possible to purchase Reader’s Circle Patron level membership without making a donation.

For me, writing has been a lifelong conversation with parts of myself that are mostly invisible to the world. In more ways than I can say, writing has saved me. The opportunity to now share my work more widely is a huge privilege.

Sui Annukka, 2022 Discoveries Winner