Can I speak to someone about funding for this project?
Please make sure to read the 5-19 Education Scheme 2013-2017 guidelines for applicants first, as these may answer any questions you have. Should you need further information, you can use the contact form to make your enquiry.
Can I discuss my project with someone before I’ve made an application?
In the first instance we recommend that you read the guidelines, the additional information in the Appendices and these FAQs. If, after that, you still have any questions please use the contact form and we will contact you by email or by phone at a time and a date to suit you. Where appropriate we will arrange a meeting to discuss your questions with you in person. We are likely to add your questions to these FAQs.
What information do I need to include in application?
Please refer to the guidelines for advice on completing the application form.
How do I check the status of my current application?
When we have received your submission, we will send you a confirmation email. Successful applicants will be notified by 25th October 2012 if you have progressed to Stage 2. We may ask for additional materials in support of your application following the Stage 1 submission.
How can I log in to my account?
You can log in to your account at any point to access in-progress or submitted applications by clicking on the following link:
Would you consider a coalition of film education providers?
Delivery must be by a single not-for-profit organisation which will either be the applicant or a vehicle especially set up to manage and be fully accountable for the activity.
What happens if the successful applicant is not best placed to or does not want to take on management of the Youth Film Academy Network?
We are mindful of both these potential scenarios and have contingency plans to ensure continued delivery of the Youth Film Academy Network.
What is the BFI Film Network?
The BFI will be establishing a UK-wide collaborative network of film organisations that will work together to deliver a step change in the range, breadth and depth of film choices and film experiences available to UK audiences. The detail of this initiative and the funding schemes to support it will be announced in October as part of the BFI’s Future Plan.
Are applicants expected to find partners to form a fully rounded application within 6 weeks?
No, but indications of partners you have approached, the nature of the partnership and the stage of discussions would be expected.
Why can other national agency funding not be counted as match funding?
Creative Scotland, Film Agency Wales and Northern Ireland Screen are our strategic partners in the scheme. Therefore, any additional investment for the scheme which is levered directly through them will not count as matched funding.
Should VAT be included in the budget for the business plans?
VAT is not payable on awards.
What is meant by ‘in kind’?
‘In kind’ income includes items/services that have been provided for free or at a substantial reduction on usual rates. For example, lawyers’, accountants’ or designers’ fees, office space, materials etc. Please note that we will not count standard trade discounts on suppliers’ rate cards.
If you wish to count ‘in kind’ income against your partnership income, please remember to include those items as ‘expenditure’ to avoid a shortfall in the budget.
How soon would the project need to start?
We expect activity to begin from April 2013 with the full scheme up and running by September 2013 in time for the start of the new school year.
Will you award the full amount requested?
Applications will be assessed and the final actual amount awarded will be based on that assessment.
We are looking to charge for some elements of activity. Is this allowed and can it be counted as cash match?
Yes that is allowed. However we expect that you will endeavour to remove barriers to participation wherever possible.
Would you consider an application for one part of the UK only?
No. We are looking to award one application to deliver the new scheme across the whole of the UK.
What do you mean by ‘Commitment to Diversity’?
All applicants must demonstrate their commitment to diversity both in terms of valuing diverse employees, clients or customers by having policies and procedures that take their diverse needs and preferences into account, and demonstrating their commitment to promoting diversity through editorial content.
My question has not been answered here. How do I contact you?
Please submit your query using our contact form.