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Book Week Scotland funding conditions
Essential information for individuals and organisations applying to the Book Week Scotland Event Fund or Emerging Programmers Fund.
Essential information for individuals and organisations applying to the Book Week Scotland 2021 Fund.
- Events and activities do not have to be connected to the theme Celebration, although we’d love it if they were!
- You can apply for one grant of £500 to programme your digital event, community activity or in-person event. An event or activity should last roughly 1-1.5 hours
- You must work with a Scottish writer or storyteller on your digital event, community activity or in-person event. This could be to produce a commission to use as part of the event or activity or for an event appearance
- If you invite a writer or storyteller to your event, they should be paid at the Live Literature rate of £175 per session. Authors do not have to be part of the Live Literature Author Directory to take part in Book Week Scotland
- £175 is the minimum fee for the author you collaborate with. If you are planning to work on more than one element of your event or activity with the author, an additional fee may be appropriate. Additional information on fees and commission rates will be provided for successful partners
- All financial support provided by Scottish Book Trust must be used to deliver the event or activity. Funds received may not be used to support selling tickets for profit, to purchase book stock which will be sold at the event or activity, or any other profit generation
- Events or activities may charge an admission fee on the condition that the money raised goes towards covering event expenses
- Scottish Book Trust will ask you to evaluate the event or activity, usually through a short survey or postcards. Evaluation support and information will be provided in our Book Week Scotland handbook and on the Event and Partner information page
- The deadline for all applications is by 5pm on Friday 7 May
- If your application is successful we will release your funding via BACS transfer in August
Although every funding application is judged on its individual merits, our funding panel will look to support projects that help Book Week Scotland achieve some of its several key outcomes:
- Allowing communities to reconnect to celebrate the transformative power of books and reading
- Supporting interesting, imaginative ways to promote and enjoy reading and writing
- Reaching a wide a range of people and communities, including the most vulnerable or isolated, throughout every local authority in Scotland
- Creating a legacy for communities to continue enjoying books and reading together in the future
- Supporting fun, innovative digital events that allow people all over Scotland to engage with the week