Authors emergency fund

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Emergency funding for UK authors affected by the Covid-19 Coronavirus crisis.

Funding body: Society of Authors

Maximum value: £ 2,000

As the Covid-19 health crisis deepens across the UK, the incomes of self-employed workers from all sectors have been reduced. Writers, illustrators, journalists, translators, scriptwriters and other authors are among them. Book tours have been cancelled, along with lectures, talks,
performances and school visits.

The Authors’ Emergency Fund is intended to help support authors who have been impacted
financially by the growing health crisis.

Grants are likely to be up to £2,000 and designed to meet urgent need with the possibility of
review as the situation continues.

Applications are open to all professional authors who are resident in the UK or British subjects – including all types of writers, illustrators, literary translators, scriptwriters, poets, journalists and others – for whom author-related activities make up a substantial amount of their annual income.

Authors’ Emergency Fund

Society of Authors