A ScreenSkills bursary is a cash grant designed to remove some of the practical barriers to making progress in the screen industries. Bursaries pay for training or other costs associated with skills development.  We provide bursaries to help ensure the screen industries have access now, and in the future, to the skills and talent needed for continued success. 

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Where does the money come from?

Bursaries are supported by BFI-awarded National Lottery funds, by industry contributions to the Film, High-end Television (HETV) and Children’s TV Skills Funds and through money from the Television Skills Fund (targeted at improving diversity and inclusivity).

Who can apply?

You can apply if you are 18+ and currently working in the UK screen industries, or actively trying to work in the UK screen industries. You must be eligible to work in the UK and have a UK bank account. Applications are assessed carefully to ensure the money we spend is targeted where it is needed most.

Click here for further details on how to apply