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Whilst we’re all advised to stay at home due to the current health situation in the UK, we wanted to offer you some free online top up coaching sessions!

If you’re looking for ways to develop and plan your community cinema during this downtime, our coaching sessions from the expert, friendly Cinema For All team can help!

We have ten free coaching sessions on offer that will be delivered by Ellie and Abi from the Cinema For All team via Zoom (a free video call programme much like Skype). The sessions are available until 7 April 2020 and are offered on a first-come-first-served basis and can be delivered at a time that suits you.

From programming and marketing to fundraising and outreach, there’s plenty of advice and resources to access. It’s also a great chance to connect and have the opportunity to ask questions, raise concerns and discuss ideas with us and we will be happy to support you.

After these ten sessions are taken, we will be offering 90 minute sessions to all groups for just £25. Through these sessions, we will help you focus on the admin and planning side of your community cinema, whilst your doors are temporarily closed to the public. It’s a way we want to support you during this time, but it’s also a way you can support Cinema For All and our change in services, if you are in the position to do so.

Find out more and see the sessions on offer here.


Cinema For All is delighted to announce that we have been awarded funding from the Women’s Suffrage Centenary Grant Scheme. As a female-led organisation and one of only 8 organisations to be awarded funding from the scheme, we are proud and excited.

The funding is part of the Centenary Grant Scheme’s £1.1 million Large Grant Fund, designed to support large-scale projects that aim to increase young people’s engagement with democracy.  Through screenings of archive film at volunteer-led venues, Cinema For All’s project honours the sacrifice of those who achieved women’s suffrage 100 years ago, as well as celebrating modern day female heroes and preserving their stories through film.

It is an honour to be selected, and we are very excited to embark on our project in collaboration with Yorkshire Film Archive, North Film East Archive and the North West Film Archive.

CEO of Cinema For All, Deborah Parker said:

‘I am absolutely delighted that our successful bid to the Women’s Centenary Grant Scheme is the one that’s helped me surpass the one million pound mark in my fundraising for Cinema For All. It’s going to be a fabulous project!’

Minister for Women, Victoria Atkins, said:

‘I am delighted to be awarding funding to these innovative, exciting projects that will inspire women and young people from all over the country, and follow national celebratory activity that has already begun under the small grant scheme.’

We will be releasing more details about our exciting project made possible from the Women’s Centenary Grant Scheme soon.

See the full Government announcement about the awarded Women’s Centenary Grant Scheme fund here and read about the other 7 great organitions embarking on new projects.