Public Lecture Fund

Public Lecture Fund

Applications are invited for financial support from The Edinburgh Sir Walter Scott Club’s Public Lecture Fund.

Launched in 2021 to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Scott’s birth, this fund offers up to two awards per year of a maximum of £150 towards public events held in the United Kingdom that help to facilitate the Club’s stated aim ‘to advance the education of the public concerning the life and works of Sir Walter Scott’.

Events may therefore take the form of talks, performances, readings, discussions, excursions, exhibitions, educational activities, and anything else that shares some, if not all, of the Club’s objectives. Applications are particularly welcome for events that seek to introduce Scott to new audiences and look to reappraise him for the present day.

For events taking place within a 10-mile radius of Edinburgh, the Club is happy to provide further support in the form of audio and visual services free of charge for up to 1 hour per event (subject to availability).

In return, we ask that successful applicants include mention of The Edinburgh Sir Walter Scott Club as a sponsor (including use of its logos) on materials relating to the event and provide us with a short blog entry, featuring a description and photos from the event, for use on the Club’s website.

Applications are invited and awarded twice yearly, in Autumn and Spring. Please complete the application form and send it to our Hon. Secretary email: secretary (at) by 1st March (for consideration in Spring) or by 1st September (for consideration in Autumn)

Applications will be assessed by members of the Club’s Council and applicants can expect to be informed of a decision within six to eight weeks from the date of the relevant deadline.