What is it?
The Skills Fund is a grant offered to individuals working in the Northern Ireland screen sector and is designed to support financially those participating in training or development courses.
A key principle of the fund is that attendance at a training course should lead to advancement of skills, expertise and general career development and this in turn should positively impact on the screen industry in Northern Ireland.
Funding may be awarded for up to 75% of the applicant’s total budget or £2,000 whichever is the lesser amount.
The balance of funding can be matched in cash from the individual applicant or from another private source.
It is a rolling fund with no set deadlines.
Who can apply?
Northern Ireland resident individuals who have been accepted onto a screen skills development or training course.
How do I apply?
For an information and application form, contact Jennifer Johnston.
Applications should be received no later than 3 weeks before the start of your course. For example, if your course starts on 1st April then apply no later than 8th March.