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Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

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Screen Scotland - Film Festival Fund


The fund aims to increase access to film in communities across Scotland and encourage film festivals to grow. Projects supported through this fund should help to promote cinema going and cinemas in Scotland, and to raise the profile of film, especially specialised film.

They will prioritise support for festivals that improve the diversity of film programmes and audiences, including socio-economic and geographic diversity as well as protected characteristics; and will also prioritise support for projects that offer engagement with film in locations that have limited access to cinema.

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland

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Who can apply

This fund is open to new and existing film festivals based in Scotland and presenting programmes to Scottish audiences, and to other constituted groups that meet the aims and criteria of this fund. Individuals and non-constituted groups are not eligible to apply.

When to apply

The fund will close on 31 December 2021 with no funds launched in 2022.

Next deadline: 31st Dec 2021

How to apply

Guidance and application form on the funder website

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Activites funded: Arts & culture

Beneficiaries funded: Black & Ethnic Minorities Economically/socially disadvantaged General public LGBTQI people Rural communities Religious & Belief Groups Local communities

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