Translation grants // expired

Sector: Culture and creative industries
Type: Grant
Location: Ukraine and the EU
Deadline: Finished
Organiser: House of Europe

A translation grant will be helpful if you lack funding to translate a fiction or non-fiction book. The grant will not cover the full cost of the book's publishing, but it can help with up to 70% of the expenses. You can spend the grant on the translator's fee, design, marketing, and other things to make a book happen. 

You can choose from more than 50 languages. These are the official languages of the EU, and the languages of Ukrainian minorities. You can translate a book from one of them to Ukrainian, or a Ukrainian book to an EU-language.

Can I apply?

This opportunity is perfect for publishing organisations in tandem with translators. 

The applying organisation must be officially registered as a legal entity:

  • in Ukraine: Ltd, non-governmental organisation, individual entrepreneur
  • in the EU: legal entity
What do I get?

You will receive funding for the implementation of your project – up to EUR 4,000.

What do I need to apply?
  • Supporting documents on the legal status of your publishing house or organisation
  • Copy of the contract between the publisher and the translator
  • Copy of the contract between the publisher and the owner of rights
  • Budget plan
  • Marketing plan
  • 10 pages of the original book  
  • CVs of all of the key participants involved in the project
How do I apply?
Read the Application Guidelines carefully and apply via our online platform.
Good to know
  • Book translations which are already completed at the time of application, are not eligible.
  • Only translations from the original language of the book are eligible. 
  • You can apply for only one translation grant within one call.
  • If unsuccessful, you can apply again at the next call. 
  • You can be funded several times through a House of Europe translation grant. 
  • You may apply for other House of Europe opportunities.

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