How to apply

If you need any advice on how to apply for a publishing grant, please contact our Publishing Development Department directly, particularly if you are a new publisher starting out. Please note that the Books Council does not accept grant applications directly from individuals.


If you’re an author, illustrator or designer looking for funding, you need to secure the support of a publisher who in turn will submit an application to the Books Council.

To arrange an initial conversation, please email to discuss Welsh-language publications or to discuss English-language publications.




Please read the relevant guidelines and conditions before starting to fill in your application form. If you’re unsure about any aspect, please contact

Use the link below for information on how to apply for English-language publishing grants: