Clore Poetry & Literature Awards


The Clore Poetry & Literature Awards fund poetry and literature initiatives for children and young people, under the age of 19, across the UK. Individual Awards range from £1,000 to £10,000.

The Clore Duffield Foundation has created these Awards with the aim of providing children and young people with opportunities to experience poetry and literature in exciting and compelling ways, in and out of school. For full details, please download the Guidance Leaflet. Please note that the application form is not available at this time, as Round 8 of the awards has now closed. Please keep an eye on our website to check for an announcement of any future rounds.

Potential applicants are advised to read the list of Awards made to date to get a feel for the type of projects funded. We would also suggest reading the assessors’ feedback from the previous round as this gives pointers to what we are looking to see in new applications.

The Foundation received 115 applications to Round 7 of the Awards in 2015 and made 13 Awards.

  • For a list of Award recipients for Round 7, 2015 click here
  • For a full list of all Award recipients for Rounds 1-7, 2011 to 2015, click here
  • For feedback from the assessors in 2015, click here
  • To read press releases, click here.

Round 8 of the Awards closed on 7 March 2016. The programme is not accepting any applications at this time.

A young West Cumbrian poet displays the work that she produced during the Maryport Extended Schools Partnership project
A young West Cumbrian poet displays the work that she produced during the Maryport Extended Schools Partnership project

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Every effort has been made to seek permission for the use of images on this website, which include images from Space for Learning, 2015; from the Clore Performing Arts Awards publication, 2011; and from the Artworks Awards, 2000-2004. The Clore Duffield Foundation would like to thank all those who have kindly given permission for the use of images.