What our supporters say

Thomas Brown—Philanthropist and Founder/Clinical Director of Equanimity Psychological Services EPS--Speaks at The Real Action Charity Volunteers Celebration Day 29th November 2018 - Hosted by The Deloitte Beyond-Me Team. Thomas speaks of the money he has raised for the charity Real Action by running the Superhero Run in May 2017 and the London Landmarks Half Marathon in March 2018. Read more

The Treehouse

A sister programme to Real Action’s Butterfly School, the Treehouse offers children an opportunity to learn about subjects and ideas outside of the basic academic curriculum. Read more

English Express

Our award-winning social enterprise, English Express. Read more

Charity of the year

We will work with you to see how you can best engage your employees, organise your fundraising events and get involved with your local community! Read more

Partner with us

Find out how you can partner with us and together we can create generations of literate children! Read more

The Learning Store

Real Action’s home and centre of operations. We are strategically placed on Mozart Street, at the heart of the extremely deprived section of north Westminster which the charity was originally created to serve. Read more

Butterfly Saturday Reading Schools

At our Butterfly Saturday Reading Schools we help children to learn to read by the systematic Butterfly reading programme. Read more

Our history

Real Action’s origins go back to north Westminster’s Mozart Estate in 1995. Read more

Butterfly Teaching Assistant

Do you want to help disadvantaged children in London by teaching them how to read? Read more

Butterfly Teacher

Do you want to help disadvantaged children in London by teaching them how to read? Read more

Butterfly Excellence

Our work in primary schools across North Westminster, Brent and North Kensington started in 2013. Read more

Roger Diamond

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For Children

Find out about our 12 in 20 norm to improve children’s literacy. Read more

Gifting in Kind

Gifts in kind are a great way to utilise your company's assets and professional skills. Read more

Payroll Giving

With payroll giving you can know that each pay check is helping disadvantaged children in your local communities! Read more

What you can do

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Impact for adults

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Impact for children

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Butterfly Initiative

Between 2012 and 2014 we were able to take the Butterfly Reading Programme into secondary schools to target year 7 pupils in need of literacy intervention. Read more

Twenty in Twenty

What twenty children did in twenty hours? More than 12 Months’ Improvement in Just 20 Hours! Read more

For Grown Ups

Teaching adults and teenagers to speak English quickly. Read more

Get us to help in your school

On average their reading ages advanced by 10 months in an average of 17 hours of Butterfly teaching according to our study in academic year 2016/17. Read more