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Data for financial year ending 31 March 2018

The Royal Literary Fund

  • Income

    £3.4M

  • Spending

    £6.3M

  • Status

    Up-to-date

Charity no. 219952

Contact details

Public address

  • 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

  • Education/training
  • The prevention or relief of poverty

Who the charity helps

  • Other defined groups

How the charity works

  • Makes grants to individuals

Income and Endowments:

£3.4M

* £1.6M investment gains(losses)

Expenditure:

£6.3M

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
Financial history
Compliance history

Gift aid

Recognised by HMRC for gift aid

Charitable spending ratios

245%
60%
0%

Charitable objects

(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 document

ROYAL CHARTER 14 DECEMBER 2006.

Area of benefit

National

Organisation type

Standard registration

Other names

Rlf

Policies

Risk management
Investment
Conflicts of interest
Paying staff

Land And Property

This charity owns and/or leases land or property.

  • 16 Trustees
  • 4 Employees
  • 0 Volunteers

Trustee board

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
Dan Franklin Flipside Up-to-date

Areas of operation

List of regions

  • Scotland
  • Throughout England And Wales