Funding in the UK

BAFTA UK Scholarship Programme

The BAFTA Scholarship Programme assists talented UK nationals in need of financial support to study a postgraduate course in film, television or games in the UK. Each BAFTA Scholar will receive up to £10,000 towards their course fees for a year, mentoring support from BAFTA members, and free access to BAFTA events around the UK. In return, the scholarship recipients will share their learning experiences on BAFTA Guru, BAFTA’s online learning channel, and participate in future BAFTA outreach to young people.

The Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust

Awards grants to help meet tuition costs, but only in respect of the last year of the course. They will consider applications from Postgraduate students, whether from overseas or from the UK. Grant cheques will not be paid to the applicant but to the institution at which they are studying.

The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund

Charity that provides financial support to those working in all areas of film, cinema and television, through cash grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 and also provides sponsorship under the John Brabourne Awards scheme. 

Funds for Women Graduates

Various grants to help women graduates with their living expenses while registered for Postgraduate study.

The Gilchrist Education

Considers applications from Postgraduate students who have made proper financial provision to fund their studies but find themselves facing unexpected financial difficulties which may prevent completion of it. Applicants will normally be in the last year of their course.

The Helena Kennedy Foundation

For students who have completed a further education course and wish to progress to higher education. For students starting their first year, single bursaries of £1,500 are available.

The Leathersellers Company

Offers small grants of up to £4,000 to students, with priority going to students from Greater London. 

Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust

Provides relevant Postgraduate bursaries under their Arts Portfolio Scheme.

Postgrad Solutions

Postgrad Solutions is offering Postgraduate students the opportunity to get a bursary for £500 each to help them with the costs of their studies at universities throughout the UK and mainland Europe. A proportion of these bursaries are not for specified study subjects.

The Royal Merchant Navy Education Foundation

Provide educational support for students who have parents that have served in the British Merchant.

ScotsCare

Offer small grants to Scots studying in London. 

The Snowdon Awards Scheme

Assists physically and sensory disabled people to access vocational and academic courses in the UK by awarding grants.

The Thomas Wall Trust

Provides grants of around £1,000 to individuals and organisations. Applicants must have been resident in the UK for at least three years prior to the start of their course.  Applications should be made online at the website – complete the ‘eligibility test’ first before registering your interest.

Yorkshire Ladies' Council of Education

For women from Leeds, Yorkshire and the North East of England requiring funding for a university course.