Need help with funding for training?
If you are looking for help to cover course fees there are several organisations that may be able to help you
ScreenSkills Bursaries Craft and Technical Bursaries can provide funding for training for up to £800 for film and HETV professionals who have some previous experience. Funding is limited so apply as soon as possible.
Film & Television Charity Support Fund is the general fund which covers most situations where financial support is required. Every year their support team distributes around £1,000,000 in financial support to various individuals and families in many of the situations.
Northern Ireland Screen Skills Fund- The Skills Fund is a grant offered to individuals working in the Northern Ireland screen sector and is designed to support financially those participating in training or development courses. Information on the fund and application criteria can be found at:
Creative Scotland can provide ‘open project funding’ to both individuals and organisations working across Scotland in the arts, screen and creative industries, and supports a wide range of projects and activity.
Film Cymru Wales supports Welsh or Wales-based writers, directors and producers with development and production funding, industry assistance and mentoring opportunities.
The programme is open to British Citizens in need of financial assistance to take a post-graduate course in the UK. Each BAFTA Scholar receives up to £12,000 towards their annual course fees, as well as mentoring support from a BAFTA member, and free access to BAFTA events around the UK. Read more at
Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF) actively supports the development of talent in the Film and TV industries through three schemes, The JBAs (John Brabourne Awards), the recently launched Betty Box and Peter Rogers Comedy Writing Programme, and the CTBF Richard Attenborough Scholarship for the NFTS.
Film Hub South West & West Midlands is committed to supporting the professional development of its members. As a member of the Hub, you can apply for bursaries to support travel, accommodation, enrolment fees or accreditation costs to enable your attendance at relevant conferences, events and film festivals, which you would not otherwise be able to attend.
Other sources of funding
Financial Help for Adult Learners
If you need financial help to study, get an overview of the funding available and where to go for advice. Read more here
Advanced Learner Loans England
You can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the costs of a course at a college or training provider in England. Loan eligibility doesn’t depend on your income and there are no credit checks. https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan
Learner Funding Scotland
For Learners in Scotland the course chosen will determine the type and level of funding available funding covers a wide range of learning including further or higher education. Read more here
Welsh Government Learning Grant Further Education
If you are a UK citizen living in Wales and provided that your course is eligible you may be able to apply for a Welsh Government Learning Grant FE providing. Information can be found at