New, faster application process for Literature Wales’ Inspiring Communities Fund 

Published Tue 1 Aug 2023 - By Literature Wales
New, faster application process for Literature Wales’ Inspiring Communities Fund 

Literature Wales is today (Tuesday 1 August) announcing a new, faster application process for its Inspiring Communities Fund; a unique funding scheme for literary events. 

The scheme offers financial support of up to 50% of the fees paid to writers for events including talks, lectures, creative writing workshops and more. These events can take place anywhere in Wales, in community halls, pubs, libraries, schools, youth clubs – and even on virtual platforms for groups who are meeting online. 

Examples of activities funding is available to assist with include: 

  • One-off visits, or a series of visits, by writers to schools, libraries, pubs, clubs, societies, community centres and other venues throughout Wales to inspire audiences through readings, workshops and discussions;  
  • Venue or festival programming which is innovative, new and exciting, e.g. programmes of literary activity at small festivals or literary tours; 
  • Literary provision in community and health settings to improve the health and well-being of the participants taking part. 

Anyone applying for this fund is now asked to fill in one of two application forms (one relating to events for adults, the other relating to events for children and young people) up to two months before their event. Successful applicants can claim their funding within a month following the event. 

The Inspiring Communities Fund is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council of Wales. 

For more information on the fund and its new application process, please read through the Funding for Events section of the website.