P.D. James Memorial Fund

The P.D. James Memorial Fund (formerly known as the Pension Fund) is available to SoA members.

This Fund offers regular payments to a small number of SoA members who find themselves in financial hardship.

Awards are given by a committee to long-term SoA members who are either aged 60 or over or are completely incapacitated for work. The fund currently distributes £2,000 per annum to each recipient.

Awards are granted at the discretion of the P.D. James Memorial Fund Committee (formerly known as the Pension Fund Committee). The Committee consists of the Chair of the Management Committee and six other Members, three elected by the Management Committee and three by the Members of the SoA.

The fund is currently inviting applications from authors who have been a member of the Society for at least ten years, for awards to be paid from 1 July 2017.

If you would like to apply please download a form or contact Sarah Baxter in confidence (020 7373 6642, sbaxter@societyofauthors.org).

It is possible for two members to present an application on behalf of another member if appropriate.

It may be helpful to know that the Committee must consider ‘not only the necessities of the applicant, but also the merit of his or her work; and other matters being equal, long and continuous membership of the Society shall be considered a recommendation.’

Completed applications must be received by 31 March 2017. 

Charity number 212401