Grant Details


New work

Grant Amount

Upon application

Applicant Type



Writing and Publishing


United Kingdom

The Society of Authors

The Authors’ Foundation: Grants for work in progress

Awarding grants from the Authors’ Foundation and K Blundell Trust

The Society of Authors is one of the few organisations to make grants to writers for works in progress, currently awarding over £360,000 each year.

The Authors’ Foundation and K Blundell Trust award grants to writers whose book project is for a commercial UK publisher.

Finding out I’d been awarded this much-needed grant from the Society of Authors and K Blundell Trust is life-changing news for me… As a single mum with sole responsibility for bills and running the house, I work five says a week in my job, as well as freelancing. Prioritisation and constant money worries mean I rarely get a moment to write and my writing career often feels like an afterthought… As well as lifting an enormous burden off my shoulders, knowing the judges like my existing book and the premise of my new one is a brilliant confidence boost.

Emily Morris (2019 recipient)

An Authors’ Foundation grant means, of course, time – I can now see my way through the months to [my project’s] end – but it also means a great boost in spirits and confidence, a sense that others too believe in this project. For both of these things, I am enormously grateful.

Tom Bullough (2018 recipient)

From 2021, Authors’ Foundation grants included the World of Books Impact Award – two annual grants of £5,000 each for books of any genre that have the power to inspire progressive behaviour change – awarded for the first time in October 2021.

For more information, visit The Society of Authors