Translations, Co-editions and Bilingual Books

The Welsh Books Council does not offer grants directly to translators. Some support towards the work of translation (from Welsh to English, or any language to Welsh) may be offered through the following schemes.

Schemes for Publishing in English

Individual Literary Books Grants
Revenue Grants
Advances/ Fees to Authors and Illustrators
Small Literary Commission Grants

Schemes for Publishing in Welsh

Individual Books Grants
Programme Grants
Payments to Authors

Grants towards the cost of publishing translations, co-editions and bilingual books are available through the following schemes:

Schemes for Publishing in English

Individual Literary Books Grants
Revenue Grants

Schemes for Publishing in Welsh

Individual Books Grants
Programme Grants


Where necessary (e.g. where an application is made for a grant towards publishing a bilingual book), the Welsh Books Council will present the publisher’s application to both its English-language Publishing Grants Panel and its Welsh-language Publishing Grants Panel. In such cases, only one application is required. Where a co-edition is planned (i.e. the same book in separate Welsh and English editions), a separate application for each version must be submitted.

Applicants are advised to discuss their projects in advance with Richard Owen (Welsh-language publications) or Lucy Thomas (English-language publications) at:

Publishing Grants Department
Welsh Books Council
Castell Brychan
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion SY23 2JB
Tel: 01970 624151 Fax: 01970 625385
e-mail: arwel.jones@books.wales; lucy.thomas@books.wales


Other main sources of funding in this area are:

Academi: translators are eligible to apply for bursaries, awards which buy time for the writer/translator. These awards are not available to publishers.

Wales Literature Exchange offers grants to publishers towards the cost of commissioning outward translation of Welsh literature, from English and Welsh. It prioritises publications which are likely to reach a market both throughout Wales and beyond. WLA does not fund translation into Welsh.

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