The Society of Authors is a non-profit making organisation, founded in 1884, “to protect the rights and further the interests of authors”
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Prizes, grants and awards

Charitable Trusts

The Society administers three charitable trusts which give grants to professional authors whose earnings from writing books or full-length scripts has formed a significant part of their income.

Grants are made to help with a sudden financial crisis, and not for education or research costs.


Download an application form:

Charity application form (pdf format)