The Strategic Training and Screen Sector Capability Funds are now open to applications.
The Strategic Training Fund partners with organisations to deliver effective training and skills development. The NZFC has allocated up to $200,000 to support industry organisations and guilds to deliver talent development programmes between January and June 2021. Applicants must be screen sector organisations, companies and/or collectives that are registered in New Zealand.
The Strategic Training Fund has a two-stage application process. In Stage One, the NZFC invites expressions of interest from New Zealand screen sector industry organisations, guilds, filmmaking collectives and training providers interested in delivering training and talent development programmes that meet the assessment criteria. Expressions of interest are logged via the funding portal.
Applications that are shortlisted at Stage One will be invited to make a full submission.
You will find more information, including guidelines, here.
The Screen Sector Capability Fund is a new fund supporting the New Zealand screen sector to develop the business and technical capability to meet the challenges of a COVID-19 and post-COVID-19 environment.
The NZFC has allocated up to $550,000 until June 2021, available as a grant across these two strands:
- Support for screen sector organisations.
- Sector wide skills and industry development programmes
Applications for up to $50,000 will be assessed monthly with a deadline on the 20th of each month. Decisions will be announced on the 1st of the following month.
Applications for over $50,000 will be assessed two times a year. The deadline for the first round is 2 November 2020.
You can find more information about the fund, including guidelines, here.