Propeller Awards

Quick-fire funding to help your innovative ideas take off

Funding available

Awards between: £250 - £1,500
Funding pot in 2019: £20,000
Expected awards in 2019: 30

Dates and deadlines

Rolling fund, apply at any time
Submit 6 weeks in advance
Get feedback within 2 weeks

Propeller Awards are the perfect funding option for those new to film exhibition, or for experienced organisations who want to try something different. 

They're there to make that programming decision a little less risky and to create an environment where experimental approaches to audience development are given room to breathe.

We want to see you make bold choices in programming British, international and independent film; to trial new event formats; and to make a commitment to increasing the diversity of films you screen and the audiences you engage. Whether you're looking for support to start out on a journey of screening specialist cinema or you want to expand your existing offer and reach more people in your community - Propeller Awards are there to help.

Projects supported by Propeller Awards are likely to be one-off events or short, focused seasons. No matter what you're planning, we'd encourage you to provide added value to audiences through things like producing bespoke programme notes, inviting a guest speaker or holding a Q&A session.