Reel Impact

Igniting change and creating equity for the Black and Global Majority 
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Reel Impact is our brand-new programme to support mid to senior level Black and Global Majority individuals, as well as Black and Global Majority-led production companies and organisations working behind the scenes in film, TV, and cinema.

Reel Impact has been developed from our previously announced Impact Partnership Programme, and co-designed with the support and direction of a panel of Black and Global Majority creatives and senior industry figures. It aims to address the impacts of systemic racism in the industry, drive greater access to opportunities, and support and develop the careers of under-represented talent.

Reel Impact offers

Grants of up to £10,000 for mid-to-senior level Black and Global Majority individuals

Grants of up to £25,000 for Black and Global Majority production companies or organisations in the industry

On this page you can access all of the information you’ll need to begin your application, including application forms and supporting documentation for individuals and organisations. You can also review answers to some frequently asked questions that could be useful when you’re making your application.

Who should apply

  • Black and Global Majority individuals and organisations who champion anti-racist practices in the industry
  • Black and Global Majority-led or owned production companies or organisations, running existing or new and innovative projects who want to scale up, build sustainability, or enhance their capacity to provide support, opportunities and inspiration for Black and Global Majority talent
  • Black and Global Majority individuals, wanting to enhance their career, and/​or those of others
  • We are defining Black and Global Majority to mean people who are Black, Asian, Brown, dual-heritage, indigenous to the global south, and/​or have been racialised as ethnic minorities’
  • We are defining mid-to-senior as those that demonstrate they have a level of experience and expertise, areas of responsibility, such as holding leadership, management, decision making or more complex roles

Please note

  • Applications for the first round of funding are open from 13th May until the 30th June 2024
  • The first round of grants will be awarded in September 2024, with further funding rounds expected to take place from November 2024 and September 2025

Apply now

  • An Asian woman is smiling at the camera and holding a clapper board. Behind her is a pattern of the Reel Impact branding colours.

    Grants for individuals 

    Grants of up to £10,000, available for mid-to-senior Black and Global Majority individuals

  • Grants for organisations 

    Grants of up to £25,000 for Black and Global Majority production companies or organisations

Frequently asked questions

Read through the answers to the questions that you asked during our Reel Impact webinars.

Partnerships

Alongside our grants, we are developing a further strand of the Reel Impact programme that will focus on creating partnerships with organisations that can extend their offerings to support Black and Global Majority professionals.

This strand of the programme will enhance and develop careers and skills, provide access to opportunities which may not usually be accessible, as well as opening up spaces for networking. 

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For any questions about Reel Impact that may not be covered in our FAQs, please email [email protected]

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