Individual Support

Sponsor a Poem

You can now support The Poetry Archive by sponsoring poems on the website. You can sponsor a poem in dedication to someone, in memory of someone or simply just because you love the poem. You will then have your name and a special message added to that poem in the website. It only costs £5 a month or £50 for the year to have your special message added to the website. The money you pay helps us to cover the cost of keeping that poem freely available and hosted on the website, meaning you are helping others share in your poem through your support.

The steps to sponsor a poem couldn't be easier:

Step 1 - Sign up to Sponsor A Poem through the dedicated CAF page.

Step 2 - You will receive an email confirming your payment and asking you to choose your poem.

Step 3 - Once we have confirmed the poem and the wording you want to appear, we update the poem with your message for everyone to see.

Please note that poems can only be sponsored by one person at a time, and that they are on a first come first served basis. So if you have a poem you particularly love you will need to act fast to secure it.

Click to here to sponsor your poem now

The wording that appears on the poem page can be either one of the following: This poem has been sponsored anonymously by a generous supporter of The Poetry Archive. This poem has been sponsored by name. This poem has been sponsored by name for name. This poem has been sponsored by name in memory of name.

One-Off Donation

The Poetry Archive now welcomes over 3 million visitors a year - probably the largest audience of any poetry organisation in the world.

Every individual supporter is vital to our continued success. There are a variety of ways for you to become involved. If you do not wish to become a regular donor by sponsoring a poem or becoming a patron please feel free to make a one-off donation. Whether you can give a few pounds to help us with the costs of running such a large website, or you would like to fund a new poet for £2500, you can make a one-off donation using the link below. Your support will ensure that we can continue to grow and develop, enabling everyone to enjoy poetry for free.

If you wish to plan your giving to The Poetry Archive or discuss further how you might help secure the long-term future of the project please contact us via [email protected].

Thank you for your support.

Click to make an online donation

The Poetry Archive gratefully acknowledges the generous support of many organisations and individuals.