Concession Pricing

Lumb Bank Writing Course Table in Library

At Arvon we want to do more to support writers and make it financially 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 concession pricing on most courses.

– 50% concession on most online courses and events
– 30% concession on residential courses and retreats
– 20% concession on 1-1 tutorials

You do not need to fill in an application form, just select the concession pricing option when booking a course, or email when submitting a 1-1 tutorial request.

A concession is available if any of the following apply to you:

– You are a full-time student
– You are aged 18-25
– You claim Universal Credit, pension credit, Personal Independence Payment (PIP), income support or job seekers allowance
– You are in receipt of working tax credit
– You are low-waged (single household: annual salary of less than £23,000 / family household: combined annual salary less than £34,500)
– You are a teacher in a UK state or private primary school, or an English teacher (or teacher of a related discipline) at a UK state or private secondary school or further education institution.

Please note: we may ask ask for proof of eligibility after booking.

We offer 50% concessions on:

Online Writing Weeks and Online Evening Courses (limited availability but if currently unavailable you can add yourself to the waiting list and we will contact you if further concession places become available)

Masterclasses (if you cannot afford the concession price we do have a very limited number of free, fully subsidised places, subject to availability)

We offer 30% concessions on:

All residential courses and retreats

Please note that if you wish to apply for more than 30% of your residential course fee, you will need to complete a grant application.  Please see here for further information on how to apply for a grant and to download the application form.

We offer 20% concessions on:

1-1 tutorials

Please see here for further information on 1-1 tutorials.

We do not offer concessions on:

Clockhouse Retreats
Private Hire

If you can’t afford the concession price, Grants are available for Residential and Online Writing Weeks, Tutored Retreats and Online Writing Weekends. Please note that you cannot apply for both a Concession and a Grant for the same course.


If you couldn’t attend an Arvon residential course 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.