The Spare Room Project

The Spare Room project was established in 2016, and aims to help lower the financial and housing barriers that prevent young people from entering the British publishing industry. It works to match interns from outside London with publishers who have a room to spare, thus providing them access to opportunities. This makes it possible to recruit new people who may not have the economic resources to pay for expensive London accomodation.

Type of project: Statistics, Other
Sector: Trade, Academic
Lead organization: James Spackman and the UK Publishers Association; also supported by Penguin Random House
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Relevant SDG’s

IPA SDG – Goal No 8 – Decent work and Economic Growth