Professional Development Fund

Support for individuals working in film and television to access training, mentoring and other professional development activity, nationally and internationally.

The development of Scotland’s screen workforce is essential to meet the industry’s growth, and to increase its diversity.

This fund aims to contribute to this by providing support for individuals working in film and television to access training, mentoring and other professional development activity, nationally and internationally.

Priority will be given to developments in areas of skills shortages (outlined in the Skills Priorities section of the guidance document below) and applicants under-represented in the screen industries.

You can apply for any amount between £250 and £5,000.

Who can apply?

Applications are welcome from individuals who live in Scotland and work within the Scottish film and TV sector.

The fund is aimed primarily at freelancers. However, applications from individuals working in small and growing screen businesses may be considered, if a strong case for public funding is made, and there is a cash contribution from your employer to the budget.

Those currently in full-time education are not eligible to apply.

Application Process

If you are interested in applying for this fund, please ensure you have read the guidelines and Funding Privacy Notice fully before you complete the application form.

Download the Professional Development Fund Guidance (PDF, opens in a new window)

Download the Professional Development Fund Application Form (Word, opens in a new window)

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

View the Funding Privacy Notice