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.

We are aiming to make Guidelines and Application Forms available from the 30th April. The deadline for applications will be the 15th May and applications will be considered in-the-round, rather than on a first-come basis.

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.

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 (Application deadline 22nd April 2020)

Film & TV Charity Repayable Grants Scheme for Freelancers (Application deadline 22nd April 2020)

The Arts Council of Wales Arts Resilience Fund

Geldards: Access to Resources and Funding for Charities

Industry Helpline

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