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The RLF supports
professional writers
through grants for writers
in financial difficulty.


RLF Fellows provide
individual writing
support to students
through the UK-wide
Fellowship programme.


Online writing guides
offer students
practical help to
develop their writing.

WritersMosaic is a division of the RLF that showcases writing from a mosaic of literary voices and cultures through authored talks, creative exchanges and interviews; its editorial team are all RLF Fellows.
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Welcome to the Royal Literary Fund

The Royal Literary Fund is a British charity that has been supporting authors since 1790. We provide grants to writers in financial difficulty: novelists, poets, playwrights, screenwriters and translators and run education programmes where writers deploy their talents for the wider benefit. Our Fellowship scheme funds writers to work one-to-one with university students. We also provide writing development workshops to schools and our community projects nurture resilience, engagement and empowerment.

Applying for a grant

Our Education programmes

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