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Applying for Live Literature funding

Live Literature brings reading and writing to the heart of communities by funding author events for organisations across Scotland

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Fully funded author events in 2021

Apply now for support to run author events between May 2021 and 31 March 2022.

We're offering fully funded author events during the current period to support organisations facing increased challenges. Scottish Book Trust will cover the full fee of £175, paid directly to the author, as well as the cost of any travel, food and accommodation expenses for authors. Scottish Book Trust will also be on hand with help and advice for planning and promoting your session.

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How to apply

  1. Create or log in to your Scottish Book Trust account and complete our short form (the form times out after 90 minutes, but you can either save a draft online or copy and paste the form into a document and work on it offline). We'll ask you what you intend to do, why you've chosen this type of event, and what you hope it will achieve.
  2. Your application will be reviewed by a panel.
  3. We'll send you the result of your application within two weeks of the next panel meeting.

The application form will be available throughout the year, but decisions will only be made at the scheduled panel meetings, please see our key application dates below for more details. This means your organisation can be flexible and apply only when confident circumstances will allow an event to take place. Our final deadline for applications is 29 November 2021.

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Get in touch

For all enquiries, or if you need to make an application in a different way due to access reasons, please email live.literature@scottishbooktrust.com(this will open in a new window).