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Grants & Opportunities

How our Grants work:

Our grants are for writers who are unable to afford our full course fees and would otherwise be unable to attend an Arvon week. Last year we were able to help more than 90% of all writers who applied. Priority is given to first time Arvon writers. Writers’ can apply for any amount up to the full course fee, although most receive between £200 and £400.

We are proud to offer 2 grants; Low Income Grant and Teachers Grant. For full eligibility details and to apply for either or both of our grants, to see our full grant information pack and application form click here.

Please note: there is a limited grant fund each year, and it does tend to be fully allocated in the first third of the year, so it is recommended you apply before April 30 each year.

Update: Two grants are available for Arvon Brighton – see form below.  The grant fund for the 2015 residential course programme has now been allocated. We will make further grants available in December 2015 for the 2016 course programme.

How To Apply:

1 Download our information and application packs via the attachments provided below, or contact us to send you a copy of both. Read through each for full details of the application procedure and the application form.

2 Reserve a place on your chosen course, either online or by phoning the centre hosting your course please indicate that you wish to apply for a grant. You do not need to pay a deposit at this stage. Your place will be held while we await your application form.

3 Complete the application form and send it with your supporting documents to your chosen centre within seven days.

4 Once we’ve assessed your application, we’ll contact you with a decision and finalise your booking. If you have any questions, please contact the centre directly.

If you would like more information about our grant scheme, or help with the application, call us on 020 7324 2554 or email

Arvon Grant Information Pack 2015

Arvon Grant Application Pack 2015

Arvon City Brighton Application Pack 2015

Grants for Teachers

Arvon supports the professional development of practising teachers of English, who may apply for a special fixed grant of £200 towards a course fee. You will need to send evidence that you are a practising teacher of English at a UK state primary or secondary school, or further education college. Teachers’ Grants are limited in number and can be applied for in addition to the usual grant if further financial assistance is needed.

My experience of Arvon was life-changing… I certainly wouldn’t have been able to attend if I hadn’t been given some assistance with the financial side of things