Registered charities in England and Wales
Data for financial year ending 31 March 2018
The Royal Literary Fund
- 3 Johnson's Court, Off Fleet Street, London, EC4A 3EA
Aims & activities
Helps published authors or performed playwrights of several works who are in financial difficulties through grants and pensions. Also runs various activities for the "advancement of public education".
What the charity does
- The prevention or relief of poverty
Who the charity helps
- Other defined groups
How the charity works
- Makes grants to individuals
Income and Endowments:
* £1.6M investment gains(losses)
Assets and liabilities
- £451.0K Own use assets
- £159.5M Long term investments
- £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
- £10.4M Other assets
- £2.1M Total liabilities
Recognised by HMRC for gift aid
Charitable spending ratios
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Charitable spending (including governance costs) as a percentage of the group’s total income available for charitable activities.
The charity group’s total income adjusted for the trading subsidiaries costs of income generation and other costs to give the percentage available to the parent for charitable spending.
The percentage of the charity’s total income retained for future use.
Accounts and trustees' annual report
independent examiner has
qualified these accounts
(A) THE RELIEF OF POOR AND DISTRESSED AUTHORS OF PUBLISHED WORKS OF APPROVED LITERARY MERIT INCLUDING IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTIONS TO PERIODICAL LITERATURE AND OF THE FAMILIES OF SUCH DECEASED AUTHORS WHO ARE THEMSELVES IN DISTRESS AND IN NEED OF RELIEF. (B) THE ADVANCEMENT OF PUBLIC EDUCATION AND THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE PUBLIC TASTE IN THE FIELD OF LITERARY WORK.
Governing documentROYAL CHARTER 14 DECEMBER 2006.
Area of benefit
Conflicts of interest
Land And Property
This charity owns and/or leases land or property.
- 16 Trustees
- 4 Employees
- 0 Volunteers
|Trustee||Other trusteeships||Charity status|
|Simon Brett Obe||None on record|
|Bruce Hunter||Hakluyt Society||Up-to-date|
|Frances Fyfield||None on record|
|Hilary Hale||None on record|
|Nick Hern||None on record|
|Mark Le Fanu||The Strachey Trust||Up-to-date|
|Paula Johnson||None on record|
|Susan Hitch||China Dialogue Trust||Up-to-date|
|Potential Difference Theatre||Up-to-date|
|Michael Symmons Roberts||None on record|
|Professor Richard Holmes Obe||None on record|
|Philip Gwyn Jones||None on record|
|Colin Luke||None on record|
|Joanna Trollope||The National Literacy Trust||Up-to-date|
|Tracy Chevalier (Chair)||Danenberg Oberlin-In-London Program||Up-to-date|
|Terence Blacker||None on record|
Areas of operation
List of regions
- Throughout England And Wales