Grants and Prizes
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:
Additionally, grants in memory of Roger Deakin, Elizabeth Longford, Michael Meyer and Arthur Welton are made in each round of the Authors’ Foundation.
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.
The Elizabeth Longford Grants: Flora Fraser and Peter Soros kindly sponsor an award in memory of Elizabeth Longford every six months. Historical biographers working on a commissioned book will be considered for an award of £2,500.
The Michael Meyer Awards: one award in each round of grants will be made in memory of Michael Meyer, a generous benefactor, who wrote about the theatre and translated plays.
The Arthur Welton Awards: one award in each round of grants will be made in memory of the philanthropist and poet Arthur Welton.
The Great Britain Sasakawa Grant: one grant of £2,000 is awarded each year. Works of fiction or non-fiction about any aspect of Japanese culture or society, or set in a Japanese context will be considered. Preference will be given to works which help to interpret modern Japan to the English-speaking world.
For full details about all of these awards, see the Authors’ Foundation Guidelines
The K Blundell Trust
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: