Adventures in Cinema

The Adventures in Cinema fund will support activity that helps children and young people to be able to regularly experience the fun of cinema and to enjoy a wider range of screen culture.

You can access up to £2,000 to support your screenings and events.

Under Screen Culture 2033, FAN is recognising the important role of early cinema visits on the health of the exhibition sector by broadening its focus to include children as well as young people.

By engaging with children, families and young people, you can introduce new audiences to your work and foster future generations of cinemagoers.

Who can access funding

You must be a member of Film Hub Scotland to apply to this fund. To check your eligibility and become a member, visit our Membership page.

Your application should identify how your approach will develop and/or increase family and young people screenings; how they will create fun, engaging events which inspire a connection with film. You should also consider how you will tackle barriers (social, economic and geographic) for participation by young people.

Examples of activity include:

  • Regular weekend film club – perhaps with a regular host or with accompanying activity guides.
  • Holiday film screenings
  • After-school film club
  • Young programmers groups/ activity
  • Community family film screenings
  • Pre/ post-screening engagement activity
  • Family-friendly neurodivergent screenings

Period of activity

Support is available for projects taking place from April 2023 – March 2026. Projects must be completed by 2 March 2026.

Please note that applications can be for any sum of money from £200 up to £2,000. For larger scale activity, please refer to the FHS Film Exhibition Fund.

How to apply

The fund is open now and funding will be allocated on a rolling first-come, first-served basis to projects that meet the criteria of the fund.

To apply, please: