Translation Grants Announced

Publishing Support Grants
Available for Graffeg Titles

The European Travel Commission is pleased to offer financial support to publishers within Europe for the translation and publication of two children’s titles from Graffeg, Dee and Flee at the Theme Park and Searchlight: The Rock. This initiative aims to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of the tourism sector among young readers. 

Funding Available

Grants of up to €3,500 per title are available, with an additional provision of €500 dedicated to marketing efforts.

Closing date: 8 July 2024. 

Applications open 8 April 2024 and close 8 July 2024.

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for this grant, publishers must be located in one of the European Travel Commission member countries ( and specialise in publishing in one of these countries' national languages. For detailed information on the rights available in your country and to request a PDF of the titles, as well as for any further information, please email Following your inquiry, Graffeg will connect you with the appropriate rights agent.

About the Titles 

The grant covers two titles designed to introduce children to the world of tourism, encouraging them to explore career opportunities in travel, hospitality, and beyond. These books are the first in a series planned to inspire the next generation.

Grant Details

A grant of up to €3,500 per title is available for the published translation of either Searchlight: The Rock or Dee and Flee at the Theme Park, with an additional €500 for marketing. Publishers may apply for grants for one or both titles, submitting separate applications for each.

Application Requirements

Applicants must provide comprehensive details, including publisher and translator information, proposed first print run, cost evaluation, additional funding sources, and a publishing schedule. Preliminary contact with Graffeg or their rights agent, The Rights Solution, is necessary to ensure the exclusivity of language editions.

Register Your Interest

For further information and to register for updates, visit the ETC website:

Further Information

For more information about the grant and how to apply, please email

Dee and Flee at the Theme Park

Author: Julia Hubery

Illustrator: Laura Wood

Format: Paperback, A5 210 x 148mm

Pagination: 112

Word count: 5,000

Age: 5 to 7

Searchlight: The Rock 

Author: Ann Bryant

Illustrator: Josephine Birch

Format: Paperback, 196 x 128mm

Pagination: 128

Word count: 25,000

Age: 7 to 11

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