The Stephen Spender Trust

The Stephen Spender Trust was established in 1997 to honour Stephen Spender’s achievements as poet and translator of poetry, and as champion of the rights of creative artists and writers to free expression.

The Gulbenkian Foundation put forward £14,000 towards developing and running the pilot of a training programme for translators-facilitators, and creating an online resource to support translators and teachers working in linguistically and culturally diverse UK schools.

A further £8,000 was granted to enable the Translators in Schools programme to multiply the originally intended number of graduates and greatly maximise its impact by supporting additional places for a particularly strong pool of candidates from the original cohort.