Grant Directories

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The Victoria Wood Foundation (UK)

The Victoria Wood Foundation was set up after the death of Victoria Wood. It seeks to supports all aspects of the arts across the UK, particularly in and around London and the North of England. Arts organisations and groups are encouraged to apply for funding. The Foundation meets twice a year, in July and December to consider applications. Applications should be received at least two weeks before the following meeting.

Film London - Training, accommodation and travel bursaries (England)

Film London supports talent, develops creativity and promotes London as a global production hub - in film, television, animation, games and beyond. Through the Training, accommodation and travel bursaries programme support is available to assist staff and volunteers of Film Hub London members organisations to enhance their professionals development for the benefit of themselves and their organisations with the ultimate aim of boosting and diversifying audiences.

Film London - The FLAMIN Fellowship (England)

Film London supports talent, develops creativity and promotes London as a global production hub - in film, television, animation, games and beyond. Through the FLAMIN Fellowship programme Film London aims to support the most exciting, innovative and challenging moving image practices from filmmakers at the early stages of their careers, with development and funding for new work. Each year, The FLAMIN Fellowship supports six artists at the early stages of their career, each with projects that they would like to develop.

BFI Early Development Fund (England)

The BFI Network exists to support, develop and champion new filmmakers looking to kick-start their career. Through the Early Development Fund programme the BFI provides support for live action and animated fiction projects from new feature writers. It supports people at the very beginning of their development process, prior to having the first draft of a script, to produce an initial treatment and related materials. Successful applicants will receive a grant from the BFI together with oversight from a BFI NETWORK Talent Executive to support them in creating the documents.

BFI Short Film Funding (UK)

The BFI Network exists to support, develop and champion new filmmakers looking to kick-start their career. Through the Short Film Funding programme provides grants of up to £15,000 to support projects with directors based in England and is run in partnership with the BFI NETWORK Talent Executives who work with filmmakers on the delivery of funded projects. The fund is for fiction shorts, in both live action and animation. Support is available for short films that: bring exciting new voices and bold narratives to the screen;
provide space for experimentation and idea-testing; advance the careers of the filmmakers involved through showcasing their abilities to the industry and the public.

Screen South - New Creatives Interactive (South East)

Screen South's New Creatives Interactive programme is a talent development scheme that offers funding of up to £20,000 to South East based creatives between the ages of 16-30  with an original idea for an interactive  experience. Screen South is looking to commission a project where the creative leads are passionate about featuring aspects of interactivity and immersion in different creative guises underpinned by technology. Core characteristic that will be required in commissions: Relevance: The ideas and themes that really matter to you and your community – however you might define it; Talkability: Shareable content that gets people talking; Timeliness: Things that impact young people’s lives here and now; Originality: Content can’t be derivative, only innovative.

Screen South - New Creatives Film (South East)

Screen South's New Creatives Film programme is a talent development scheme that offers commissioning opportunities for emerging artists to create new artistic works in film designed for BBC platforms. In the film commissions Screen South would like to hear from new young writers who are creating short form films, from 90 seconds up to a maximum of 5 minutes, which can demonstrate the breadth of possibility offered by film. This could be through stylistic innovation, experimentation with sound, image, structure, narrative and storytelling, animation, performance, scripted drama, spoken word, dance, comedy, music, or any other means. Films can feature or blend different artistic forms and genres within each work. Funding of up to £5,000 is available.

Screen South - New Creatives Audio (South East)

Screen South's New Creatives Audio programme is a talent development scheme that offers commissioning opportunities for emerging artists to create new artistic works in audio designed for BBC platforms. In the audio commissions, screen south would like to hear from new young writers who are creating spoken word pieces. Proposals can be slam poetry, rap, spoken word or poetry etc. The programme is interested in new fresh and exciting poems or spoken word pieces. Core characteristic that the programme will be looking for in their commissions:Relevance: The ideas and themes that really matter to you and your community – however you might define it; Talkability: Shareable content that gets people talking; Timeliness: Things that impact young people’s lives here and now; 
Originality: Content can’t be derivative, only innovative.

NESTA - Arts & Culture Impact Fund (UK)

The Arts & Culture Impact Fund brings together public, private and charitable funding to provide affordable repayable finance to the UK’s arts, culture and heritage organisations able to demonstrate measurable positive social impact. The funding could be used, among other things, to acquire new assets, improve built infrastructure, develop new ventures or scale up existing revenue streams.

British Council - Connections Through Culture: UK-Southeast Asia (UK)

Connections Through Culture: UK-Southeast Asia aims to develop exciting cultural exchanges and collaborations between artists, arts professionals and arts organisations, and to support long-lasting relationships between people from East Asia and the UK.

British Council - Short Film Travel Grant Fund (UK)

Short filmmakers and filmmakers producing virtual reality / immersive storytelling experiences and installations can apply for travel grants to attend international film festivals and events where their work is being screened.

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation - Arts Programme (UK)

The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation aims to improve the quality of life for people and communities throughout the UK. The Foundation does this by funding the charitable work of organisations that are building an inclusive, creative and sustainable society.  Through the Arts programme the Foundation wants to support projects that use the power of culture to bring communities together and give opportunity and visibility to people who may otherwise be marginalised.

The Garfield Weston Foundation - Arts (UK)

The Garfield Weston Foundation is a charitable grant-making foundation, which supports a wide range of causes across the UK, donating over £70 million annually. The Trustees have a preference for charities directly delivering services and activities to those in need and are especially keen to see applications from charities in the Welfare, Youth and Community sectors and also in regions of economic disadvantage.   Through its Arts programme, the Foundation supports a range of organisations ranging from small community theatre groups to national art galleries.

Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Teacher Development Fund

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation aims to help people overcome disadvantage and lack of opportunity, so that they can realise their potential and enjoy fulfilling and creative lives. The purpose of the Teacher Development Fund is to support delivery of effective arts-based teaching and learning opportunities in the primary classroom, and to embed learning through the arts in the curriculum. It aims to do this through supporting teachers and school leaders to develop the necessary skills, knowledge, confidence and experience.

Arts Council England - National Lottery Project Grants (England)

Arts Council England champion, develop and invest in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives. The National Lottery Project Grants scheme is an open access programme for arts, museums and libraries projects, the fund will support thousands of individual artists, community and cultural organisations and aims to create and sustain quality work and help people across England to engage with arts and culture. Grants of between £1,000 and £100,000 are available to projects lasting up to three years that are focused on the following artforms and disciplines: Music, Theatre, Dance, Visual arts, Literature, Combined arts and Museum practice. The programme supports development by allowing artists, cultural practitioners and organisations to work in new ways and to get their work out to new audiences. Applications must meet the programme’s four criteria: Quality, Public engagement, Finance and Management.

The Creative England Production Fund (England)

The Creative England Production Fund supports the production of feature films of all genres (including documentaries). Creative England is particularly interested in projects from regionally-based directors - both first/second time feature directors and more established directors looking to experiment with new approaches. At the time of application a project will need to be ready for packaging and have a budget, financing plan and outline sales/distribution strategy in place. Applicants must also own or have under option the relevant rights in the project.

Creative Skillset TV Skills Grants (UK)

Creative Skillset's TV Skills Fund supports training organisations to deliver courses and development activities that will benefit the industry. The Fund aims to help ensure that the UK's TV industry has a freelance workforce of the right size and with the right level and range of skills to meet its current needs and secure its future competitiveness. Training that is supported by the fund must show benefit to the television industry across the UK and respond to the needs of the industry in addressing skills gaps and shortages.

Creative Skillset Film Skills Grants (UK)

Creative Skillset's Film Skills Fund invests in the skills and training of the UK film industry to secure its growth and sustainability. The aim is to strengthen and build skills and develop roles for the future, ensuring UK film remains world-class. Applicants can benefit directly through grants of money towards the costs of training courses in priority skills areas that are identified by the film industry through research and by the senior employers on the Film Skills Council.

Creative Skillset Diversity Fund (UK)

Creative Skillset's Diversity Fund (England) provides funding within the creative industries for training for employees and freelancers residing in England who are under-represented in the workforce. Grants are available to individuals from at least one of the following under-represented groups: women, disabled, or black, Asian and non-white minority ethnic (BAME). Grants can be spent on training - primarily short courses and bespoke training solutions - to enable individuals already working in the creative industries to take the next step in their careers, and progress in their chosen field.

Foyle Foundation - Main Grants Scheme - Arts (UK)

The Foyle Foundation is an independent grantmaking trust that distributes grants to UK charities. It provides grants primarily in the areas of Arts and Learning. The Main Grants Scheme - Arts programme aims to help charities with projects that make a strong artistic case for support in either the performing or visual arts, it has a twofold purpose; to help sustain the arts and to support projects that help to deliver artistic vision. Typical areas that are supported by this funding include: helping to make the arts more accessible by developing new audiences, supporting tours, festivals and arts educational projects; supporting young and emerging artists; building projects to improve or re-equip existing arts venues; projects that encourage sustainability. The majority of grants will be in the range of £10,000 to £50,000

BFI Audience Fund (UK)

The British Film Institute (BFI) exists to promote greater understanding and appreciation of, and access to, film and moving image culture in the UK. The Audience Fund, is an open access, flexible fund which is designed to support a range of audience-facing activities (such as film festivals, distribution releases, multiplatform distribution proposals, touring film programmes, large scale and ambitious film programmes) with £5.6m available annually. The objectives of the Audience Fund are to: grow the diversity of audiences engaging with film; develop the 16- to 30-year-old audience for film; increase access to independent British and international film for audiences, especially those outside London; enhance confidence, best practice and capability of the sector; increase access to the UK’s screen heritage via the BFI’s National Archive of film and TV, and those of the regions and nations; increase engagement with BFI-supported activities and cultural programmes across the UK,...

Creative Europe (UK)

Creative Europe is a new €1.46 billion support programme to support European culture.  Operating between 2014 and 2020, Creative Europe will provide funding for at least 250 000 artists and cultural professionals, 2 000 cinemas, 800 films and 4 500 book translations. It will also launch a new financial guarantee facility enabling small cultural and creative businesses to access up to €750 million in bank loans.  The areas supported include European  cinema, television, music, literature, performing arts, heritage and related areas.

Skillset - Management and Leadership Bursaries for TV (UK)

Management and Leadership Bursaries are funding for training grants of up to £1,000 for film professionals to spend on training and professional development in the area of management and leadership.

Commonwealth Broadcasting Association Multimedia Fund - WorldView (UK)

Administered through WorldView, bursaries of up to £10,000 are available to spend up to three months researching stories and programme/content ideas in the developing world. Applicants may find new stories while ‘in field’ but are expected to have already identified multiple story ideas that would be of interest to a diverse range of UK media outlets, prior to contacting WorldView. Applicants are expected to demonstrate significant research into the area they are proposing to visit and must also indicate a range of potential story ideas suitable for multimedia outlets in the UK, eg. local newspaper coverage, online, magazine features etc. Where possible, grantees will be expected to network with broadcast professionals in the countries they are visiting.

Commonwealth Broadcasting Association Project Development Fund (UK)

WorldView is a project of the Public Media Alliance. It aims to improve understanding and awareness of the wider world among a global audience via mainstream broadcast and digital media. Funding is available for projects that aim to promote better understanding of the developing world; highlighting the challenges and importance for both developed and developing countries of reducing poverty. Currently only established programme makers/media producers may apply. Individual producers are not excluded from applying to the fund, but are encouraged to approach established production companies to oversee their projects. Preference will be given to projects that aim to extend audience reach.