Available grants

The list below is a summary of the grants available for publishing English-language content in Wales. For full details of the different schemes, please contact our English-language Publishing Development Officer Dr Ashley Owen english.grants@books.wales. Please also read the guidelines and conditions for grant applications on our How to Apply page.

Individual Literary Books Grants

Grants to support the production of literary or cultural books of Welsh interest or by writers living in Wales, for adults or children.

Revenue Grants

Grants towards overheads and the literary publishing programmes of publishers based in Wales. Established publishers of Welsh literature in English who wish to enquire about the possibility of revenue funding should contact the Publishing Development Department.

Advances/ Fees to Authors and Illustrators

Grants to enable publishers to offer advances on royalties or pay fees to writers or illustrators to create good quality work of broad appeal.

Marketing Grants

Grants towards the promotion of individual titles or groups of titles that are expected to achieve high sales.

Supported Posts

Contributions towards the employment of in-house editors and marketing staff. These funds are currently fully allocated. The Publishing Development Department will advertise procedures for future applications in due course.

Cultural Periodicals

This scheme provides funding for both new and established magazines featuring excellent writing and incisive journalism on a broad range of topics including politics and current affairs, culture and the arts.

Small Literary Magazines/Presses

Grants to support small-scale publishing initiatives and to encourage new creative talent from Wales. Applications are reviewed once a year, in July. Please contact our English-language Publishing Development Officer Dr Ashley Owen english.grants@books.wales for more details.

Small Marketing Activities Grants

Small grants towards the promotion of individual literary titles or groups of titles. This scheme is aimed to fund small launches and marketing activities.

Training Courses

This fund is used to organise training courses for publishers within the Books Council of Wales. Recent training has included courses on editing, marketing and business management. For further details please contact our English-language Publishing Development Officer Dr Ashley Owen english.grants@books.wales