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Prizes, grants and awards


The Authors’ Foundation

The Authors’ Foundation gives grants to authors whose project is for a British publisher. Grants can be to help with research costs, or to buy time to write.

How to apply

Download the Authors’ Foundation application guidelines:

Authors’ Foundation Guidelines 2008

The K Blundell Trust gives grants to British authors under the age of 40 whose project is for a British publisher. The project must aim to increase social awareness, and can be fiction or non-fiction.

How to apply

Download the K Blundell Trust application guidelines:

K. Blundell Trust 2008

Additionally, grants in memory of Elizabeth Longford, Roger Deakin, Michael Meyer and Arthur Welton are made in each round of the Authors’ Foundation. There is also an annual Great Britain Sasakawa Grant – for further details see the Authors’ Foundation Guidelines.