Our Impact

At Doorstep Library we evaluate the impact of our work in a number of ways, to ensure we are always making the biggest difference for the families we support.

Each year we capture both qualitative and quantitative data which are included in our Annual Reviews.  In 2020 we commissioned the social enterprise Future Proof Impact & Purpose to compile a detailed impact report, looking at how we at Doorstep Library achieve our broader aims. We reviewed the project data we capture and more than 120 self-assessment surveys were completed by parents, volunteers and our young readers. The output from these surveys was analysed and is included in the full report here. To supplement this, interviews were completed with Doorstep Library staff and Trustees, and semi-structured interviews with parents and volunteers provided an additional level of insight to the issues faced by those involved and the outcomes realised.

Read the full report here or download it below.

This report, and the evaluation supporting it, was completed by Future Proof Impact and Purpose, an independent social enterprise supporting charities to quantify their impact while inspiring young people to a more creative, healthier and positive future.

Champions for Children 2021

There is still time for donations to be doubled thanks to the Champions for Children campaign through the Big Give! With Gift Aid, your donation of £10 can become £22.50 for Doorstep Library. Gifts of any size help us to reach our goal to raise a further £10,000 before midday, Tuesday 22nd June.



Please give what you can to help us support families who have been heavily affected by the pandemic and lockdowns. In families with less capacity to support home learning, children have fallen behind in their literacy, felt the impact on their well-being, and are facing limited life chances due to lost schooling.

Reading is the fundamental building block to further learning, development and achievement. The money raised by the campaign will help us welcome 700 new children to our services and train 150 new volunteers. With your help, we can continue to fuel children’s natural love of stories, fire their imaginations, and encourage their appreciation of reading.