Open Funds

Market Access Fund
Up to £300 of support is available to support attendance at strategically important film and television festivals, markets and events. This fund is for companies with a viable feature film or television proposition ready to present to market. Maximum of £1,500 worth of market access is available per company per financial year.

Going Places (Formerly the NETS Fund)
Jointly run by NFM and the Film and Television Charity, the Going Places Travel and Subsistence Fund offers awards of £150 to £1,500 per person per year to help meet travel, accommodation and other subsistence costs incurred by experienced screen industry professionals anywhere in the UK who need to attend UK-based meetings, training, networking opportunities and other activities far from where they live, in order to develop or secure their careers.


REACH  – The Growth Development Programme for North East film, television and digital media businesses.

Final Call for applications – A further allocation of REACH grant funding has been agreed with MHCLG who provide European Development funding to support this initiative. NFM’s ERDF project ends on 30th September 2018 and final grant payments must be made before this date.  This means that you must provide evidence of project completion, project expenditure and copies of your bank statements evidencing payments well in advance of this date.

Please contact John Tulip to discuss your application further


Open Horizons helps those at a geographical disadvantage access support to further their careers.

External Funds

Funding Finder

BFI NETWORK maintains a useful webpage highlighting funding opportunities for new and emerging UK writers, directors and producers.

Spotlight: Craft and Technical Bursaries from Creative Skillset

Creative Skillset, the national skills and talent development body for the creative industries, offer Craft and Technical Bursaries of up to £800 for film professionals working in eligible craft and technical departments.

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