Funding for Reading Together®

Is the Reading Together® programme supported by the New Zealand Ministry of Education?

Yes. For information about funding support from the NZ Ministry of Education, please email

For those in the Schooling sector in New Zealand, the following information was published in the Ministry of Education School Leaders Bulletin | He Pitopito Kōrero | Update – 23 August 2022:

Schools can apply for funding to deliver Reading Together® Te Pānui Ngātahi.
Reading Together® Te Pānui Ngātahi is a strengths-based, literacy intervention that supports parents and whānau to learn strategies to positively support their children’s reading at home. It runs over four workshops (1 hour 15 minutes in length) and builds high-trust relationships between staff, parents, whānau, librarians and communities.
The programme has been found to increase children’s meaningful access to books, support whānau bonding and raise reading achievement. ...

Additional Information:

How is the Reading Together® programme funded?

The Reading Together® programme is funded by the sale of resources and, in particular, the resources for parents/whānau. Income from the sale of these resources is required to cover all the ongoing costs associated with sustaining Reading Together®, including:

  • publication and distribution of programme resources
  • tax, GST, ACC/insurance
  • IT, legal and accounting
  • R&D
  • salaries/contract costs

Why can’t we copy the Reading Together® resources?

As well as being prohibited by law, the unauthorised copying, publication, adaptation or reproduction (e.g. on websites) of any of the Reading Together® programme resources directly undermines the sustainability of Reading Together® and puts its future at risk.

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