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Ffilm Cymru has announced a support package for the Welsh film sector during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Support relevant to film education practitioners includes:

An Emergency Relief Fund for film education practitioners that are experiencing financial hardship as a result of Covid-19. Non-repayable grants of up to £1,500 can be requested.  We expect demand to be high and we may not be able to support everyone, so we will be asking about other potential sources of income. However, we invite you to ask for what you need – regardless of whether or not you have received other income from us through supported applications, or if you are receiving or applying for other third-party sources of funding.

The application deadline for our Emergency Relief Fund has now passed. We are currently processing payments to eligible applicants and we are reviewing further support mechanisms for the coming weeks.

Business innovation grants of up to £2,500 will also be available to support film education practitioners that are adapting their business models and practices. Education Innovation Fund guidelines will be released by mid-May, with application deadline set for mid-June. Applicants will be able to apply for up to £2,500 to support business innovative during lockdown, including developing resources for at-home learners and online participation pilots.

Film Education Project Fund guidelines will released mid-May, with application deadline set for late September.

Schools in Wales are due to re-open to all years on 29th June. Read more here.
 

Other Covid-19 Related Support

For film education practitioners

This Non-Sector Specific Support may be relevant to you, dependent on your individual (company) circumstance.

Covid-19 Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund (Currently closed, please check back for updates)

Film & TV Charity Repayable Grants Scheme for Freelancers (Currently closed, please check back for updates)

While the Arts Council of Wales' Urgent Response Fund for Individuals and Stabilisation Fund for Organisations are currently closed for applications, their Stabilisation Fund for Individuals will open for applications from 29th May with a deadline of 15th June. Find out more here.

Geldards: Access to Resources and Funding for Charities

Find out the latest on responsibly handling personal and sensitive data (such as health information), that is compliant with GDPR regulations, here.

 

Industry Helpline

The Film and TV Charity Support Line is open 24/7, helping people in the industry manage issues big and small. Call 0800 054 00 00 or access via live-chat.

 

The Welsh Government has set out their current thinking for how they will change the operations of schools and other providers over time in response to COVID-19. Read more here.