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.
Please note, the Authors’ Foundation does not cover self-published authors as grants cannot be awarded to help towards the costs of publication.
How to apply
Download the Authors’ Foundation application guidelines:
Authors’ Foundation Guidelines 2009
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 2009
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
The Arthur Welton Award: one award in each round of grants will be made in memory of the philanthropist Arthur Welton
The Roger Deakin Awards: one award in each round of grants will be made in memory of the environmentalist, writer and film maker Roger Deakin. This award offers funding to authors of creative works of any genre concerned with natural history, landscape or the environment.