What is the Tesco Bank Reading Challenge?


Tesco Bank is the proud title partner of the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland, committing a significant six figure sum to supporting The Reading Agency’s flagship participation programme in Scotland.

The programme aims to:

  • Widen accessibility to reading – encouraging at least 35,000 children in 2012 to become involved
  •  All 32 local authorities in Scotland are invited to participate – in 2012 30 chose to do so (up one from 2011)
  • Tesco Bank will support local authorities by providing specific support to run free reading events, with authors, entertainers and the like as each would feel best suited to their local projects
  • 70 volunteers were involved in the project in 2012 and it is aimed to increase this number again with young adults lending their support to encourage children to read 


For more information visit the Summer Reading Challenge website.