Your Situation

I need funding for training

If you need help with funding for training or the cost of retraining, we may be able to help you.


If you’re looking for help funding training or to cover costs of a course or workshop, we may be able to help.

Whether you’re starting out on your career in the Film & TV industry or retraining, there may be several ways to help support you.

We have supported emerging talent and experienced Film & TV professionals by providing support for:

  • Funding for a workshop or course
  • Cost of retraining
  • Cost of travelling to a course or workshop
  • Support for post-graduate qualification
  • Support to replace income while training

How we can help

There are several sources of funding available to our support team for education, training and development, mainly through our talent development awards. These are:

The John Brabourne Awards

Individual financial awards up to £5000, which can go towards production projects, scriptwriting and development, education and training, and technology or equipment needs. Find out more here.

The Betty Box and Peter Rogers Comedy Award

A funding and support programme for four emerging comedy writers. Find out more here.

The Richard Attenborough Scholarship

A fully-funded scholarship for two places on an MA course at the National Film and TV School (NFTS). Find out more here.

The North East Travel and Subsistence Fund (NETS)

A scheme to support North East Film & TV professionals to meet travel, accommodation and subsistence costs for training, meetings and networking. Find out more here. [LINK: /funding-programmes]

Discover more about these awards by contacting our support team who will be able to guide you or speak directly to our Talent Development, Mark Clark at