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The Egill Skallagrimsson Fund

The Egill Skallagrímsson Fund is a registered charity (no. 1060699) in the United Kingdom under the auspices of the Embassy of Iceland. The main objective of the Fund is to promote the culture and art of Iceland in the United Kingdom and Ireland and for this purpose it provides financial support for artistic endeavours. The first grant was awarded to The Icelandic Take Away Theatre to support the performance of the play The Lemon Sisters' at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 1997.

Grants are awarded annually in November and are paid upon a the completion of a project. A short report will be required from all recipients of grants upon completion of the project. Grants are usually given on the basis of artistic merit and financial need. Applications must reach the Embassy on 31 October the latest. Applications can be sent by email or hard copy, please see contact details below.

Please note that there will be no grants allocated in for projects in 2019/2020



The Board of the Egill Skallgrímsson Fund:

Mr Stefán Haukur Jóhannesson, Chairman

Ms Guðrún Sveinbjarnardóttir

Mr Gústaf Baldvinsson

Grants awarded

Information on grants awarded from 2016 - 2017 is available here.


The Egill Skallagrímsson Fund is funded entirely by the generous support of the following Icelandic companies:




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