Help to improve literacy levels in your school while raising funds

By choosing our platform you can focus on any aspect of the school curriculum during your fundraiser from improving spelling, maths or science. However, it's mainly used for running reading fundraisers. Since the Covid19 pandemic school fundraising has been negatively impacted. Schools have had to shift from traditional to online fundraising methods. At Read and Raise we offer a complete online fundraising solution for your school.

Our Success Stories

€ 12262.00

Bishop O' Brien National School Bartlemy

We signed up to Read and Raise after an email to the school email caught my eye. It has been our most successful fundraiser to date and I would recomm ...

Imelda Dorgan

€ 11508.00

St Nessan’s National School

I have to say, this was a wonderful idea for a fundraiser. We are thrilled with what we have raised. We would love to do this again next year we are a ...

Marie McKeogh

€ 10556.00

Banteer National School

"This has been the most successful fundraiser we have every ran in our school. We raised 3 times more money than we had hoped to. Our children really ...

Bronagh O Connell

€ 9352.00

Clogheen National School

We are a 4 teacher school with 81 children on the roll, this fundraiser has exceeded our expectations! We raised far more than we thought we would. Ou ...

Tony Hallahan

€ 5867.00

Caherline NS Astro-Turf Completion Fundraiser

We recently used the Read and raise platform for a fundraiser in our school Caherline National School. A very easy platform to use, very easy for pupi ...

Gearóid Power

€ 5692.00

Kilnamona National School


Carmel Mulhall

€ 5486.00

Burnfort NS Sensory Walk Fundraiser

We recently ran a fundraiser for an outdoor sensory walk way. We used the Read and Raise platform It was very easy on us as a school there was no tick ...

Emma O' Brien

€ 3900.00

Martinstown National School

We are delighted with what we have raised, it has been a huge success.

Majella Clarke

€ 3650.00

Scoil Mhuire Ramelton

We recently held a read and raise fundraiser to help upgrade our sensory room and we had a really positive experience. The children enjoyed logging th ...

Sinead Gallagher

€ 3595.00

Killavullen NS garden Fundraiser

We recently completed our read and raise fundraiser. We are delighted with how it went and how much we raised. It was very easy to organise with very ...

Damien Fallon

€ 3395.00

Shanballymore National School


John Walsh

€ 3364.00

Shandrum National School

We recently engaged with Read and Raise in our school. All parents were able to log in and set up their children with the clear step by step instructi ...

Jeanelle Browne

€ 3140.00

Scoil Dean Cussen

I am delighted to share my appreciation for the Read and Raise website, a remarkable platform that seamlessly combines fund raising with literacy advo ...

Noel O’ Connell

€ 3101.00

Scoil Aonghusa CNS School Stage Fundraiser


Áine O' Connor

€ 2929.00

Scoil Naomh Pio Sensory Walk Fundraiser

We recently completed a hugely successful fundraiser on the Read and Raise platform. It was very easy to use for both us as the organisers and also pa ...

Marie Taffe

€ 2782.00

Gaelscoil Bhréifne

"Our school participated in the ReadandRaise programme for the first time this year. It was amazing. Darach was so patient and was always available to ...

Niamh Ní Cheallaigh

€ 2776.00

Knocklong National School

Its safe to say our reading fundraiser was a huge success! It was great to see children reading for pleasure and enjoyment. One of the main purposes o ...

Jean O' Connell

€ 2636.00

Holy Family NS Library & PE Equipment Fundraiser

We recently ran a fundraiser on the read and raise platform. Not only did we raise the money we needed but the children really benefited from a readin ...

Paul Horan

£ 2596.00

Plumcroft Primary School

We recently ran a very successful fundraiser with Read and Raise in our school here in London. When I initially saw Read and Raise I was a bit sceptic ...

Richard Slade

€ 1832.00

Scoil Íosagáin Infant School

We found Read & Raise really put an emphasis on reading in our school. We had such fun sharing reading in school and at home during the event. The pla ...

Linda Dennehy

A reading adventure for all the school!!

Take your children on a magical reading adventure while raising money for your school. Designed for the digital age our fundraisers are more adaptable and customisable than traditional fundraisers.

Start your reading fundraiser

Getting started

Step 1
Choose a cause

The best way to maximise participation is to have a clear goal or reason for running your fundraiser like the schools new astroturf development, new books for the school library or a school tour. You will run a reading fundraiser for a selected number of weeks in your school. Students will receive donations in return for reading as much as they can! We will give you all the help and resources you need in order to make your fundraiser a success.

Step 2 Promote your fundraiser

The key to a successful fundraiser is starting to advertise and promote it as soon as you can. Using the schools donation link start getting it out there as soon as you can, encourage parents to share the link also. On their student profiles parents can use their "share achievements" link to get it out on Facebook. Every time a student completes two or more reading sessions a share achievement link is automatically generated for posting on Facebook with the students donation link. Share the sponsors link also to encourage businesses to get behind your fundraiser.

Step 3 Read as much as you can

Reading literacy levels in many children are far below where they should be. There is no better way to increase participation and get children reading more then to have some incentives and set some reading challenges for the students. Having different bonuses or prizes for achieving different milestones is a great way to get them excited about taking part in the fundraiser. Children can log and track the reading they have completed on their profile and share it on social media.

Step 4Raise loads of money!

Sharing the schools donation links and all the childrens personal donation links regularly is also key to a successful fundraiser. The platform also allows you to run reports on how much money each child, each class and the school overall has raised. You can also log and track reading sessions completed. We are happy to help you reaching out to local businesses for support of your fundraiser.

Some Recent Donations Received

Go Basty!!! You’re such a strong reader, I know you will do really well! Good luck. Love Auntie xx

M J H Dewdney-herbert 9 minutes ago


Go Seb!!

MRS AM ROSS 13 minutes ago


Go Seb! Well done, love Al, Eliza and Martha xxx

Alistair Myles 19 minutes ago


Well done Rosie, keep it up

Anna Neale 24 minutes ago


A very good cause …good luck

Mrs a m petherbridge 38 minutes ago


Good luck Jacob Love From Nanny and Grandad xx

C L BILES 39 minutes ago


Good luck Millie Love from Nanny and Grandad xx

C L BILES 42 minutes ago


Keep reading Rosie!!

Helen Collins 43 minutes ago


Go Seb!

Kate Ross 43 minutes ago


Brilliant work Ethan. Keep it up. Love Auntie Sally xx

Sally Stacey 1 hour ago


Why choose Read & Raise?

✔️ Totally risk free with no upfront cost or contracts

✔️ Raise money while improving literacy in your school

✔️ 100% Covid 19 friendly all ran online through our tailor made platform

✔️ Unlike traditional fundraisers there is very little work involved when using our platform it can be run with just one or two organisers

✔️ No collecting or counting cash all donations taken 100% securely via Stripe card payment services

✔️ Many fundraising tools and reports

✔️ Marketing & sponsorship support

Our reading fundraiser can be run anywhere and anytime safely. READY, SET GO!!!