Film:New Forest (New Forest District Council) does not offer its own funding or training programme for filming/media projects, but there are several external sources listed below.

Please contact the fund administrators direct using the buttons below.

BFI Film Fund

Backed by National Lottery funds the BFI Film Fund offers financial assistance to develop and support original UK filmmakers and films, and to increase the audiences who can enjoy them.

Creative England

Creative England invest in talent and production for film and TV, with a track record of successful, acclaimed, award-winning content across media and platforms.

Creative Enterprise

Creative Enterprise is a bespoke set of initiatives for ambitious screen businesses to access connections, training and networks to achieve business growth.

Doc Society

A non-profit company founded in 2005 committed to enabling great documentary films and connecting them to audiences globally, with a range of funds available to achieve these aims.


Among its other goals BAFTA is committed to supporting the next batch of new talent in the film/media industry. The charity offers scholarships, mentoring and networking opportunities to bright young talent.

Screen Skills

Screen Skills Fund invests in the skills and training of the UK film industry to secure its growth and sustainability.


Creative Europe

Creative Europe’s MEDIA sub-programme supports film, television, new media and video games, offering funding, training and networking opportunities

Independent Cinema Office

This organisation has a constantly evolving programme of training courses aimed to equip film exhibitors with everything they need to support both their venue and their own individual professional development.

Screen South

Offers new talent the opportunity to be exposed to the best current industry practise whether that be pitching workshops, script development or business advice. Also, provides advice on funding sources and assists with marketing, distribution and exhibition.

Solent LEP

One of the key sectors that Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) targets for funding is Creative & Digital, so if you’re looking to begin a start-up or already have an existing business in this sector Solent LEP.