This fund has now closed for applications.

Applications are now open for the BFI FAN COVID-19 Resilience Fund, £1.3m of National Lottery funding repurposed to offer critical relief and business continuity to exhibitors across the UK.

The BFI FAN Covid-19 Resilience Fund has been launched with the intention of helping FAN 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.

The deadline for applications is 6pm on Wednesday 6 May 2020.

If you intend to apply to the fund, you should contact us by email at We will then be able to discuss your application with you and advise what information is needed.

The application form and cashflow budget are available to download below. You must have a phone call with Film Hub Midlands, prior to application, then send these documents to

If you have access requirements that mean you need assistance when applying for funds, you may be able to request financial support through the BFI Access Support Scheme. Find out more information here.

The impact of the Covid-19 crisis has been devastating and far reaching, and we are working with colleagues across the industry to support those who have been hardest hit, and ensuring that we thrive as we recover

Ben Roberts, BFI Chief Executive

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