Prize Circle Patrons

Access to books is shown to reduce isolation and improve communication and emotional wellbeing. Support our work giving readers from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to engage with inspiring stories by women as a Women’s Prize Trust Prize Circle Patron.

How to become a Prize Circle Patron

Join as a Prize Circle Patron today with a minimum donation of £5,000.

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Over its 30-year-history, the Women’s Prize has supported readers through free resources, live events, and promotional material for libraries and bookshops. This includes subsidising readers most in need, whether that’s a group of socially isolated new parents, midwives looking to connect with colleagues outside of work, or students. With a donation of £5,000 and over, you can help us enable access to great writing by women for everyone and build diverse audiences for live and virtual literature events.

Your gift is a donation, which for UK tax-payers Gift Aid can be claimed against, adding to its value. In recognition of your support, we will be delighted to acknowledge you as a Women’s Prize Circle Patron on our website and in our programmes. We’d also like to invite you to join us through unique invitations and opportunities to explore our work. These include:

  • Invitations to Patron events, including the sought-after Women’s Prize Trust Summer Party and the sell-out readings for the Women’s Prize for Fiction and Women’s Prize for Non-Fiction
  • A complimentary set of shortlisted books (either Fiction or Non-Fiction)
  • A regular Patron newsletter with ‘first-to-know’ news and insights
  • A thank you for your generous support on our website

If you have any questions or would like to find out more please contact Development Director Sophie Hussey for a joining form, including a Gift Aid Declaration, at

* Each level of support in the Patrons’ programme include a benefits portion which represents the cost of the scheme to the Trust and a suggested donation. The benefits we may offer Prize Circle Patrons have a value of £300, the voluntary donation of £4,700 is eligible for Gift Aid, and it is possible to purchase Prize Circle Patron level membership without making a donation.

The Women’s Prize has really changed my career in every conceivable way. It’s an amazing Prize; long may it continue.

Naomi Alderman, Winner of the 2017 Women's Prize for Fiction