At Arvon we want to do more to support writers and make it more accessible for you to attend our courses. We understand that the cost of an Arvon course can be out of reach for many people, so we offer half-price concession pricing on selected courses with late availability.
We offer three types of half-price concession pricing for UK residents – Arvon 18-25, people who received a grant in 2019 and people in receipt of certain state benefits.
We will make it clear on that course web page if half-price concessions are available. If the course details page does not state late availability pricing is available then concession pricing is not available for that course. However, when we have grant funds available you are welcome to apply for a grant for all of courses, except for retreats.
HOW TO APPLY FOR HALF-PRICE LATE AVAILABILITY FOR ONLINE WRITING WEEKS:
Late availability concessions are available on a few of our new online Writing Weeks. This will be indicated on the course page, near the price. Half-price places are limited to four per course. See below for information on eligibility. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
HOW TO APPLY FOR HALF-PRICE LATE AVAILABILITY FOR RESIDENTIAL COURSES:
Late availability concession bookings must be taken over the phone – email the centre hosting the course to arrange this. The discount is not available via the Arvon website.
Aged 18-25: Proof of age is required. Have a scan of your passport or driving licence ready to email to Arvon to confirm your age at the time of booking. You must first become a member of Arvon 18-25 – this is free and sign up is here.
2019 grant recipients: Please email the centre hosting the late availability course you’d like to attend. We will check on our system that you received a grant in 2019. If confirmed, we can proceed with your booking.
For those in receipt of UK state benefits: Only those in receipt of the following benefits can apply:
- Means-tested state benefits (such as housing benefit, council tax benefit, Universal Credit, Income Support, pension credit, Jobseeker’s Allowance, Working Tax Credit or other similar benefits)
- Personal Independence Payment (including the former Disability Living Allowance)
Proof that you are in receipt of a benefit is required. When you contact the centre to book, you will be asked to email a scanned copy of a benefit letter to secure your booking.
Payment will be taken over the phone. For residential courses more than six weeks away, you have to pay a deposit of £200 and the remaining balance up to six weeks before the course starts. For courses starting within six weeks, full payment will need to be taken upfront.
The concession pricing is only available for specified courses. If you wish to transfer your booking to another course you will have to pay the full price of that course, unless that course is available for concession pricing.
The concession pricing is only available for people booking after the date the late availability pricing has been made public. If you have already booked on a course and it is now being made available for concession pricing, you are still required to pay the full balance and are not entitled to the discount pricing.
You must be a UK resident to take up concession pricing.
Are you a young writer? Sign up to Arvon 18-25 to get half-price offers for courses with late availability.
If you couldn’t attend an Arvon week without some financial help, we encourage you to apply. Last year we were able to help more than 90% of all writers who applied.