charitable trusts

Grants and Prizes

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.


Further help and assistance

The Royal Literary Fund

The main charitable trust providing financial help to authors is The Royal Literary Fund. See for information. The RLF is based in central London at 3 Johnson’s Court, off Fleet Street, EC4A 3EA (tel. 020 7353 7150) and the Secretary is Eileen Gunn.


Turn2us, is an independent charity that helps people access the money available to them – through welfare benefits, grants and other help. Their website is a comprehensive and invaluable resource that helps you find sources of financial support, quickly and easily, based on your particular needs and circumstances. To find out about the money that may be available through welfare benefits and charitable grants, visit