Screen Education Fund

Funding to increase abilities in and access to screen education across Scotland.


What is the purpose of the Screen Education Fund?

The Screen Education Fund exists to support pilot projects with innovation at their core alongside programmes of work which aim to develop increased understanding of the potential of screen education, and support the provision of screen education and the new curriculum in a variety of formal, informal and non-formal settings.

Working with partners and educators, Screen Scotland aims to put screen education where it belongs, at the heart of learning for all, in formal, informal and non-formal education settings. Screen literacy is a fundamental right for everyone, and our aim is to inspire and equip people across Scotland to be able to access, enjoy, understand, create, explore and share film and screen throughout their lives.

Who can apply?

This fund is open to individuals, organisations and other constituted groups based in Scotland whose proposed activities meet the eligibility criteria. This can include - but is not limited to - local authorities, arm’s length external organisations, schools, colleges, universities, cinemas, film festivals, libraries or media access centres.

Applications should be submitted by one lead organisation, with letters of commitment from any named partners.

If you are a school seeking funding to deliver projects that provide new or develop existing screen education opportunities, please instead consider applying to our Schools Screen Education Fund.

How much can I apply for?

The minimum lower limit for applications is £500 per project. The maximum upper limit is £20,000 per project. The maximum length of time for a funded project to run is 12 months.

What can I apply for?

You can apply for funds to cover a range of costs to plan and deliver your project, including:

  • Delivery of screen education activities

  • Staff costs required for project delivery

  • Project management and administration

  • Specialist screen education practitioners or tutors

  • Professional development and training

  • Filmmaking equipment hire and/or purchase for up to 10% of your total ask from Screen Scotland

  • Venue hire

  • Material and resource costs

  • Marketing and publicity costs (including print, online, PR)

  • Access costs (i.e., additional costs required to deliver the programme to participants with specific needs, for example language interpreters including BSL, increased costs for venue accessibility, transport, childcare)

  • Evaluation costs

  • Research and development.

What do these funded projects look like?

Projects and organisations we have funded recently include:

Visit our Featured Projects page to find out more about some of our other funded work.

How to apply

If you are interested in developing a project for this fund, you must discuss your plans with a member of the Screen Scotland Screen Education Team in advance of any application being made.

To do this, please make contact in the first instance by email to [email protected] 

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis without deadlines.

When applying for this fund, please ensure you have read the Guidance and Privacy Notice fully before you complete the application form.

The application form, available to download below, should be submitted along with all supporting materials to [email protected]  


Download the Screen Education Fund Guidance  (PDF, opens in a new window)

Download the Screen Education Fund Application Form (Word doc, opens in a new window)

View the Privacy Notice

Monitoring and Reporting on a funded activity

Download the Equalities Monitoring Form (Word, opens in a new window)

Download the Screen Education Fund Interim Project Monitoring form (Word, opens in a new window)

Download the Screen Education Fund End of Project monitoring form (Word, opens in a new window)

If you have any further questions about this fund, please contact our Enquiries Service. You can do this by email, through our website or social media. 

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