New funding for exhibitors
Micro-grants and professional development support now live

New support available for one-off screenings, special events and professional development - both in-person and online.

Film Hub North has relaunched its Propeller Awards micro-grant scheme and Bursary Awards support for professional development following a temporary pause in March 2020. In the intervening months, we’ve redirected the bulk of our National Lottery funding to sector relief efforts through the Covid-19 Resilience Fund and the Film Exhibition Fund. By relaunching our micro-grant and professional development schemes now, we hope to continue to support the North’s exhibition sector as it works to re-engage audiences with cultural cinema - including those organisations who have been unable to access our previous funds.

The overall aims of the Propeller and Bursary Awards remain the same - to support exhibitors to deliver culturally valuable film events, and to provide them with the skills to do so - but we have made some important changes to reflect new ways of working within the sector. In-person, online and hybrid activity are all now eligible for funding. And, recognising the challenging circumstances the exhibitors in our network are operating in, we’ve also simplified our application processes and reduced the time it takes to receive a decision.

More information on the relaunched funds is available below. If you’d like to discuss these funding opportunities or anything else with our team, you can book a 1-2-1 Hub Surgery now.

Propeller Awards

What is it? Micro-grants to support one-off screenings and short programmes of special events, with a special focus on added value event elements, different approaches to audience development and new screening formats.

How much is available? Awards between £250 - £1,500.

When can I apply? Applications close on Friday, 26 February 2021. Activity should take place between November 2020 - March 2021.


Bursary Awards

What is it? Travel and ticket subsidies to get your organisation where it needs to be. Support is available to attend training, festivals and screening events.

How much is available? Up to £500 per organisation, per annum.

When can I apply? Apply at any time, at least 2 weeks in advance of your chosen training/event.