Funding Opportunities

At the Professional Writing Academy we are committed to supporting the talent and professional development of writers, particularly underrepresented voices in the industry.

That’s why we offer a range of bursary opportunities to writers who might find course fees a barrier to joining our community – from discounted places on our flagship courses, to sponsored places at top literary festivals around the country. Please see below for a list of our current opportunities.

Please tell us about your self-employment and which course(s) you would like to be considered for. 


Nearly 50% of those working in the creative industries are freelance so these times are hard. A small silver lining may be using this isolated / unemployed time to undertake professional training within an online learning community. 

That’s why we’re calling to sponsors and philanthropists who can fund our online CPD training courses for creative industry professionals who have lost their income.

For every place funded, we will donate another free place.

Available for the following CPD courses:
Advanced Screenwriting Structure
Story for Business
Business Website Writing
Better Business Writing
Story for Video Games
Script Development
Story for Documentary & Factual 
Therapeutic & Reflective Writing
Running Writing Workshops
Academic Writing

Also available for the following recreational courses:
Writing Romance
Writing Crime Fiction
Writing Short Fiction
Find Your Writing Voice 

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Upcoming Courses

Writing Crime

Price: £495

Starts: 10 May 2021

Starts: 17 May 2021

Starts: 10 April 2021