Society of Authors Grants- for published writers

The Authors’ Foundation and K Blundell Trust award grants twice yearly to writers whose project is for a British publisher. The grants assist with research costs or give authors valuable time to complete work.

Please note, they are unable to accept self-published authors as grants cannot be awarded to help towards the costs of publication.

Grants cannot be made for education or unspecified research costs. For all enquiries please contact



Annual deadlines for applications are 1 April and 1 September.

Applicants to the April deadline will be notified of the assessors decisions by the end of August 2019.




The Authors’ Foundation

The Authors’ Foundation was set up from donations by authors in 1984 and gives grants of up to £6,000 to authors who are currently working on a project and are previously published by, or currently under contract with, a UK publisher.

Authors’ Foundation application details

All applicants will also be considered automatically for specific grants offering funding for writing in the fields of biography about women, the environment and natural history, philanthropy, poetry, racial understanding, Scandinavia, science fiction, fantasy and magical realism (open to adult and children’s writers), spy thrillers and crime.

The K Blundell Trust

The K Blundell Trust gives grants of up to £6,000 to British authors under the age of 40 whose work aims to increase social awareness. The project can be fiction or non-fiction.

K Blundell Trust application details


Published on:
29 Mar 2019


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