Bursaries

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.

Bursaries are available to members of staff, board members and volunteers.

Do I qualify?

In order to qualify for a bursary, you must show how your attendance will be of benefit to your career and your organisation.

There is a high demand for our bursaries and only a finite amount of money to go around. Your application will be assessed based on the potential impact attending the event / training/ conference will have on the individual and the organisation.

  • Priority will be given to those organisations that have not yet benefitted from the scheme and those with the smallest turnover
  • We aim to support attendance at the widest diversity of events
  • We want to encourage a diversity of personnel from member organisations to benefit from the bursary scheme
Having the opportunity to see films at Screening Days and film festivals is vital for planning our future programme and gaining first-hand knowledge of upcoming film releases...we've doubled our specialised screenings since the end of 2015, without attendance at these events, this would not have happened... Luke Doran, General Manager, Curzon Clevedon

When do I need to apply by?

You must apply at least 2 weeks in advance of the event/training you are applying for support to attend in order for your application to be assessed. Bursaries will not be granted retrospectively.

This scheme has a rolling deadline which means you can apply at any time. There is however a high demand for our bursaries and funding is limited; once the total fund has been awarded, the programme will close for this year – we will update this page to let you know when it is closed.

How much can I apply for?

Cinemas, cross arts venues and film festivals screening 50+ films a year can apply for up to £300 (Max allowance per year, per organisation)

Film societies, film clubs, other organisations screening 12+ films a year can apply for up to £150 (Max allowance per year, per organisation)

The Film Hub bursary scheme has been a great support in the development of Queer Vision and directly linked to the growth of the festival. I met people within the film industry which triggered a new network growth strategy. I also discovered a university research project into Queer film festivals and met one of the researchers which could be key to some network development I am doing... Jayne Graham-Cummings, Director of Queer Vision Film Festival

Apply for a bursary

You will be informed of a decision within two weeks of applying.

If your application is successful, you will be required to:

  • Fill in this online evaluation survey that measures the impact of your experience
  • Write a blog piece that will be shared with other Hub members
  • Complete the bursary claim form and produce valid receipts for your expenses

Bursaries will be paid retrospectively once the above is completed. Bursaries must be claimed within 1 month of attending the event.

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