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Grants & Pensions ›

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

Fellowships ›

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

Resources ›

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

Welcome to the Royal Literary Fund

The Royal Literary Fund is a British charity that has been helping authors since 1790, among them James Joyce, D.H. Lawrence, Dylan Thomas and Edith Nesbit. We provide grants and pensions to writers in financial difficulty: novelists, poets, playwrights, screenwriters and translators. If you are a commercially published writer facing money problems, we may be able to  help.
How to Apply >

We also 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.
Education programmes >

In response to the impact on writers’ incomes of the current situation, we have made significant donations to the emergency fund for writers administered by the Society of Authors.
Authors’ Emergency Fund >

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