We are delighted to be launching our Summer round of our popular coaching programme Sustain!

Our BFI funded coaching programme, assists existing community cinemas with bursary support and online coaching sessions led by the friendly, expert Cinema For All staff and is perfect for learning new skills, developing existing ones or planning your next great project!

This year we have created three new, exciting programmes to help groups at different places in their community cinema journey:

Sustain Shine– for existing community cinemas to reflect on what they have achieved and where they want to go next. This programme will follow our previous and popular Sustain format, providing groups with three coaching sessions and a £200 bursary to build on and explore the sustainability of their community cinema.

Sustain Develop – a new programme for community cinemas with a clear idea that they want to work towards or develop. The programme will consist of three bespoke coaching sessions tailored to your group, along with a £600 bursary, to help realise, plan and achieve your community cinema’s next ambition.

Sustain Collaborate – another new programme building on our Collaborate project last year and seeing the great work that can be achieved when we work together. This programme will support groups with ideas for an interesting digital collaboration with other community cinemas, providing a bursary of £1000 to make your ideas for an exciting online event or screening, a reality!

With community cinemas currently unable to carry out their regular screenings at the moment, our Sustain programmes are perfect for any community cinemas looking for a chance to reflect, plan or develop new ideas.

The deadline for all applications is 5 June 2020. More information about each programme can be found here. We look forward to hearing from you!

With the support of the BFI, awarding funds from the National Lottery.