The Woodcock Fund is a special kind of grant that provides quick-access emergency assistance to those facing sudden circumstances that restrict their ability to write. The Fund supports professional writers confronting illness or injury (either to themselves or a family member), job loss, dental emergency, spousal separation, or other unforeseen situations that trigger a financial crisis and imperil the completion of their manuscript.
The Woodcock Fund is a lifeline for Canadian writers. It is the only program of its kind available and is often the last place authors can turn for help. Exceptions for writers that do not meet all the program criteria are often available for applicants facing genuine emergencies. We are currently accepting applications from writers experiencing income loss due to COVID-19.