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COVID-19 Update: BFI Resilience Fund

At the end of last week the BFI announced a package of support for the UK film industry, including production and a contribution to the Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund. For Hub members, the BFI has repurposed FAN's activity funding to offer critical relief to exhibitors across the whole of the UK with the FAN Resilience Fund.

Read BFI CEO Ben Roberts's full statement here

About the fund
The purpose of this fund is to support activity that will help FAN member organisations respond to the financial impact of the COVID-19 crisis. Each Hub and FHLO will assess applications from their membership. 

This might include:
  • Helping to maintain FAN member estates - cinema buildings and other infrastructure such as IT - so that it is fit for purpose and ready for use once venues can re-open (through assistance with rent, utilities, insurance and maintenance costs etc.)
  • Retaining cultural or intellectual assets such as staff that cannot be furloughed (e.g. leadership staff) or who are able to work on the organisation’s longer term sustainability 
  • Offering short term support to meet irrecoverable costs incurred in planning or delivery of programmes that are now suspended.
  • Audience engagement activity (including online) during the period of closure that will enhance Members’ ability to connect with audiences and continue to contribute to FAN aims. 
How to Apply
Download the Guidelines below and read them carefully. If you intend to apply for the fund, please contact Georgia: georgia@filmhubscotland.com before submitting an application.

If you have access requirements that mean you need assistance when applying for funds, you can request financial support through the BFI Access Support Scheme. Find out more information here.

Download the Guidelines, FAQs and Application Form Here.

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