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24 February 2019

Funding Information

Go-See Fund

Deadline for Round 2 of 2018/19 was 19 October 2018

The Go-See Grants Fund is administered by Publishing Scotland with the financial support of Creative Scotland. The purpose of the fund is to enable Scottish-based publishers to attend national and international book trade fairs for the first time.


  1. Priority will be given to first-time publisher presence at fairs, with appropriate matching of type of books published to the nature of the fair (ie children's publishers at Bologna, etc); though other applications may be considered if there are sufficient funds
  2. Quality of publishing programme
  3. Financial need
  4. Type of publishing - priority will be to publishers of fiction, children's books, poetry, and selected non-fiction
  5. You must be a publisher or agent based in Scotland
  6. Self-publishers are not eligible

There are 2 rounds of this fund per financial year.

Round 2 of 2018/19 closed on 19 October 2018

The maximum amount that can be applied for is £1,000. Applicants may not receive the full amount they request. 

Applicants will be contacted as soon as possible after all the applications have been reviewed and decisions made.

For enquiries, contact our Member Services Manager Lucy Feather.

Where have successful applicants been? Read about the success of the fund.


Grant to scout for foreign-language books in Bologna

If you are interested in visiting Bologna to scout for foreign-language books, there is an ACE grant for next year. Apply by 19 November 2018.