Founded in 1976, the Windows Project is now a charitable trust, established to ‘diffuse the knowledge and appreciation of language as a creative medium... for those who have need by reason of their youth, age, infirmity or social or economic circumstances.’
In the year to April 2003 the Project ran over 1200 poetry sessions in youth clubs, schools, libraries, colleges, day centres for the elderly or disabled, and residential institutions for care or custody.
Run by writers with over twenty years experience of work in the community, the Project provides opportunities for writers to train and work within the community. It provides advice and guest writers to a variety of writers' groups and runs open advice sessions in libraries. It also provides advice by post and phone to a large number of individual enquiries. In addition to publishing a workshop manual, the Project publishes work in booklets from workshops with people of all ages. the Windows Project has published over forty Merseyside-based poets in booklet form and provided either assistance or advice to enable many others.
The Project also produces the well respected Smoke magazine.