Become our friend

Become our friend

Our Friends and donors help us to collect, conserve and share the nation’s poetry.

Will you join them?

You can pay online by selecting 'Add to basket'. Or, select 'Pay by direct debit' to print a Direct Debit form that you can return by freepost.

For Gift membership, please visit our online shop.

For more information and other ways to pay please contact


from £20


  • Poetry Reader delivered
  • Annual Review delivered
  • Attendance & voting rights at the AGM
  • Free postal borrowing (UK only)
  • Discounted entry to SPL events
  • 10% discount at SPL shop

or pay by direct debit (discounted rate)


from £95

Benefits as for Friend, plus:

  • Free set of National Poetry Day postcards delivered
  • Invitation to private view of summer exhibition
  • Free ‘get started’ session for Friends’ poetry reading/writing groups

or pay by direct debit (discounted rate)

School Friend

from £45

Benefits as for Friend, plus:

  • ‘Early bird’ National Poetry Day pack including teaching tips
  •  20% discount on a CPD session
  • Three exclusive poetry poster downloads per year with teaching tips
  • Two exclusive print newsletters
  • One copy of the latest Inspired?Get Writing! book

or pay by direct debit (discounted rate)


from £500

Benefits as for Companion, plus:

  • Support acknowledged on a National Poetry Day postcard, or a bookplate, or in Best Scottish Poems online, or as an event sponsor

or pay by direct debit (discounted rate)

Pay by direct debit

We currently offer a £5 reduction if paying by Direct Debit. Please download the mandate form from your chosen category above or contact us
to request the form by post.

Support us with a donation

Read more about how your support can help us fulfill our mission to bring people and poems together.

Our Patrons

The Binks Trust
Dr David Summers Charitable Trust
The Edwin Morgan Trust
Professor Alexander McCall Smith 
Nora Senior
Ian Wall