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Funding for TV training

The Creative Skillset TV Skills Fund provides funding for freelancers working in the UK's TV industry to spend on training.

TV bursaries for England are currently closed. There will be a further tranche of bursary funding released later in the year. In the meantime, click here for information about funding for people working in the UK film and radio industries.

Other funding sources

If the training for which you wish to find funding does not fall within the priorities of this fund, there are other funding organisations that may be able to help. Follow the link below for a list of other organisations that offer funding:

Other funding sources

About the TV Skills Fund

Since it was set up, the TV Skills Fund and its predecessor funds have invested over £12 million in the industry through different funding programmes.

It also supports training organisations to deliver courses and development activities that will benefit the industry - and to offer them to you at a discounted rate, thanks to the TV Skills Fund subsidising the course cost.

You can be sure that the courses supported by the TV Skills Fund are of a high standard and meet the current needs of the industry. This is because training that is supported by the fund must show benefit to the television industry across the UK and respond to the needs of the industry in addressing skills gaps and shortages.

The Creative Skillset TV Skills Fund is the result of an agreement between UK broadcasters to invest in training for the freelance television workforce. The contributors are: BBC, Channel 4 and Five.

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