In 2021 grants have been awarded to 8 libraries in 6 counties from Wiltshire to Mid Lothian.


The COVID-19 pandemic, affecting every aspect of life, forced postponement of our spring grant assessments. We returned to normal - though virtual - business in autumn, when grants have been awarded to 7 libraries across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The spring lockdown also led to the very sad closure of our supplier, Sarum College Bookshop. We would like to thank all the staff for their wonderful work and support over the years. We know the bookshop will be greatly missed.


In 2019 grants were awarded to 10 libraries in 8 counties from Cornwall to Northumbria.


In 2018 grants were awarded to 8 libraries in 7 counties from Greater London to Lothian.

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The General Data Protection Regulation came into force 25 May 2018. Rebecca Hussey's Book Charity retains contact details (email, telephone and postal address), some of which is personal, relating to submitted applications or enquiries for the legitimate purpose of processing applications, reminding libraries of upcoming deadlines and for our records & archive. Past applications are conserved on paper in a locked archive. We do not share this information with any other organisations or bodies and it is retained on a password-protected, cloud-based server to prevent unauthorised access to, and loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information in accordance with UK data protection legislation. This website does not use cookies. If you are concerned about any personal data we may hold, disclosure, copies and removal may be requested by emailing the Clerk using this link.


In 2017 grants were awarded to 20 libraries in 16 counties, from Cornwall to Northumbria.

The charity reaches more libraries using web and social media networks, resulting in a greater number of applications and wider support. Aims and objectives have been reviewed, updated and clarified and the application process streamlined.


In 2016 grants were awarded to 11 libraries in 9 counties.


To celebrate 300 years of gifts to libraries, the Trustees of Rebecca Hussey's Book Charity, with the generous support of Sion College, hold a commemorative lecture given by Professor Oliver Davies at Lambeth Palace, 23 April .

In 2015 grants were awarded to 14 libraries in 11 counties.


The charity's trustees hold a service of rememberance at the Hussey Family Chapel to honour the 300th anniversary of Rebecca Hussey's death.

In 2014 grants were awarded to 6 libraries in 6 counties.