Arthur Attwell

Broadening access to print reading materials


So, what's the big idea?

Arthur’s mission is to make reading accessible to all. His fellowship was spent working on Paperight, a rights clearing house and enabler of distributed printing of books that might not otherwise be available to potential readers. His experiment included using copy shops as print on demand booksellers.

We support Arthur because access to books is essential for both formal and informal learning. While digital access shows promise, it is not yet universal and has some of the same challenges faced by print - distribution and legal access.

Arthur Attwell's flash grant nominations

Twice a year we award a number of small grants to a collection of social change agents, no strings attached, in support of their work. We call these Flash Grants and recipients are selected based on nominations from our Fellows. Each award is worth $5,000.

Female
Robyn Farah
robynfarah.com/
Female
Regina Kgatle
67games.org/
Male
Greg Kempe
openbylaws.org.za/
Male
Hugh McGuire
pressbooks.com/
Female
Deb van Dyke
globalhealthmedia.org/
Male
Matthew Brown
seamonster.co.za

Spend breakdown

At the heart of our co-investment fellowship model is the principle that Fellows continue to invest in their own ideas. The Foundation amplifies the Fellow’s investment by matching it at least tenfold, along with covering the cost of their time for the year.

The figures you see here do not reflect each Fellow’s fellowship year funding, but rather the funds unlocked within our financial year, as the fellowship years start either March or September and Fellows are not required to spend the available funds proportionately throughout the year.

2011

Fellow contribution:
$91.96
Our contribution:
$31,064.28
Total funds:
$31,156.24

2012

Fellow contribution:
$21,929.38
Our contribution:
$301,330.49
Total funds:
$323,259.87

2013

Fellow contribution:
$15,307.21
Our contribution:
$216,612.11
Total funds:
$231,919.32

2014

Fellow contribution:
$7,903.00
Our contribution:
$85,761.97
Total funds:
$93,664.97
People
Marketing
Software
Travel
Infrastructure
Training
Office space
Legal
Total funding to date:
$680,000.40