The Books Council does not offer grants directly to translators. However, some support towards translation work (from Welsh to English, or from any language to Welsh) may be possible.

Publishers should discuss their plans in advance with Arwel Jones (Welsh-language publications) or Ashley Owen (English-language publications). 


You can also contact other national bodies which offer advice and support to literary translators.

Literature Wales

Literary translators are eligible to apply for bursaries / awards which buy their time. These grants are not available to publishers.

Wales Literature Exchange

Wales Literature Exchange offers grants to publishers towards the cost of commissioning outward translation of Welsh literature, from English and Welsh. It prioritises publications which are likely to reach a market both throughout Wales and beyond. WLE does not fund translation into Welsh.