Screen Skills Bursary

A ScreenSkills bursary is a cash grant to remove the obstacles to getting into the screen industries or progressing your career once you’re in. You can apply for money to pay for most things that relate to work and continuing professional development, such as training fees, accommodation, care, disability access costs, equipment, software and travel. Read the bursary guidelines to understand exactly what’s covered.

Bursaries are supported by the BFI, awarding National Lottery funds, by industry contributions to the Animation, Children’s TV,  Film, High-end TV and Unscripted Skills Funds. 


  • Currently work in the UK screen industries, or can demonstrate your intention to work in them
  • Are eligible to work in the UK
  • Are 18 years old or above
  • Have a UK bank account

Priority is given to freelancers rather than those with continuous contracts.