The BFI FAN Covid-19 Resilience Fund
The BFI FAN Covid-19 Resilience Fund is now closed for applications.
About The Fund
The BFI FAN Covid-19 Resilience Fund The BFI FAN Covid-19 Resilience Fund has been launched with the intention of helping BFI Film Audience Network (FAN) members including Film Hub London members to maintain connections with audiences during the closure period and to be in a position to reopen and re-engage those audiences once the crisis has passed.
This Fund is offered on the assumption that the disruption to audience activity could last 6 to 9 months and that the priority for all exhibitors and Hub members will be to get back on their feet as soon as venues are allowed to reopen (which may have to be on a partial basis to start with).
As such Film Hub London, with support from BFI, has decided to direct the majority of its unallocated project funds towards this Resilience Fund The BFI FAN Covid-19 Resilience Fund repurposes National Lottery funding originally allocated to each Hub for the purposes of supporting in-venue and other audience facing film activity over the next 6 to 9 months. In addition, The Mayor of London’s Culture at Risk Business Support Fund has invested £150,000 into the BFI FAN Covid-19 Resilience Fund to help up to 25 of London’s independent cinemas through this crisis. This investment will be administered by Film Hub London.
Whilst the criteria and guidelines outlined will apply across FAN, each Hub will have its own needs to meet and we expect this Fund to be heavily over-subscribed. As such it is estimated that the average grant per organisation will be in the range of £5,000 to £15,000 and that grants over £20,000 will be exceptional..
There are no formal match funding requirements for this Fund but we will expect to see clear evidence that you are actively seeking support from other appropriate sources.
The deadline for applications to the Fund was 6pm on Wednesday 6 May 2020.