Applications are now open for our new fund, the Sir Horace Ové Grant which is in addition to our existing Stop Gap Grants.
Launched in honour of film industry trailblazer, Sir Horace Ové, the aim of the grant is to help Black and Global Majority people working behind the scenes in film, TV, and cinema to access opportunity and navigate barriers to career progression. Grants of up to £500 are available and could cover anything from childcare or travel costs to help you access a career opportunity, to courses to support your professional development.
To be eligible to apply, you must meet the following criteria:
- You will have been in paid or funded film and TV industry work in a behind-the-camera role for at least 40 days in the last 18 months OR have worked at least two years in film and TV in the last 10 years and are seeking funding to return to work after a career break. You will have worked on content made in Britain and shown to British audiences on subscription-based streaming sites like Netflix, TV or cinemas.
- The grant will enable you to seize a potentially transformative work opportunity and will have a demonstratable positive impact on your career or finances. Our awards will be prioritised to those who are experiencing the greatest need and have the least financial resilience. You will have no recourse to income, accessible savings or statutory funding to cover the cost.
- You must identify as Black or Global Majority. This refers to people who are Black, Asian, Brown, dual-heritage, indigenous to the global south, or have been racialised as ‘ethnic minorities’.
Please read our full eligibility criteria to find out more before completing your application below.
Whilst Black Global Majority people are able to apply for both grants, if an application is made to the Sir Horace Ove Grant to access an opportunity, any additional application for a Stop Gap Grant must be to manage urgent financial needs or to support with unexpected costs in a crisis.
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