Privacy policy

How does this website use cookies?

This website uses cookies. By continuing to use the site you are agreeing to its use of cookies. You can find out more below.Cookies are small text files stored by your web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox) on your computer, tablet or mobile phone to enable functionality on a website (for example storing user preferences).

This website uses a cookie to record whether a user’s browser is enabled to use Javascript, a common website tool for providing interactivity such as the animation of page elements e.g. fading them in and out. The cookie is a simple yes/no flag, and contains no personal data.

This website also uses Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a tool that allows the behaviour of users on a website to be analysed, to help a website owner to provide the best user experience. Google Analytics generates cookies that identify whether you’ve visited the website before, which pages you visit etc. These cookies cannot be used to identify individuals; they are used for statistical purposes only and the data never shows any confidential information. The data itself is only visible to the website owner, the website provider Tincan and the relevant team at Google.

This website includes functionality to interact with social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter and uses Share This which allows interaction with a wide range of third party social media websites. You should be aware that those sites may set cookies while you’re using this website. For more details please consult the privacy policies of the services in question.

This website includes video/audio content from third parties, whose site may set cookies while you’re using this website. For more details please consult the privacy policy of the service in question.

You can restrict or block the cookies used by the website through your browser settings, but this will impact your user experience. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you can visit  which provides directions on how to block cookies on all major browsers. This site also explains how you can delete cookies that have already been stored on your computer as well as general information about cookies.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the websites you visit.

Collection of personal information

Online sign up forms

As part of our efforts to ensure privacy of data coming from our online sign up forms, your details will be held securely for the purpose of updating you on our grants programme, job opportunities and the delivery of our newsletter. Your details will not be passed to any third party. If you wish to stop receiving information from us via our mailing lists, please use the unsubscribe feature available in each communication.


Any information provided to us via a job, grant or short story application submission will be held securely and will not be shared with any third party. Any subsequent communications will relate only to the opportunity applied for.


We may collect personal information without you entering it on the site, including by obtaining it from public sources, in person or from third parties, and use it to send you information we think may be of interest to you, where permitted by law.  If you don’t want to receive information from us, please contact and we will remove you from our lists.