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We’re very excited to launch Collaborate! – funding projects that bring communities together.

We will be providing funding of up to £1000, and support, to 5 collaborative projects in which community cinemas work together to create something exciting and special for their collective communities.

There are a number of different ways that your group might decide to do this including grouping with other local community cinemas to put on a mini film festival, inviting other groups who specialise in a different types of cinema into your venue, and even screening the same film in a range of locations to test audience reactions!

You can find out more about Collaborate! and apply here.

Deadline is 30 September 2019.


We are so excited to launch our new project, Vote 100: Born A Rebel. 

Vote 100: Born a Rebel is our newly commissioned short film made up of wonderful footage from the YorkshireNorth East and North West Film Archives. The film was made to celebrate 100 years of women’s suffrage, and to show important footage of women throughout history.

When we were watching the film, we were inspired by the words of Elizabeth Dean who, still a proud suffragette at 100 years old, told the camera “between you and I, I think I must have been born a rebel!”

We are screening the film across 5 locations in the North of England and creating exciting events around each of them! The events will include live music, panel discussions, spoken word, theatre performance, children’s workshops, tasty food and women being great to each other!

We want more rebellious women like Mrs Dean in the film archives to inspire future generations of women – and that’s where we need your help! We would like you to send us your stories of rebellion, or of the rebellious women who inspire you, and your film could be entered into the archives.

For more information on the project and how to submit your video, visit our webpage 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.

New Support Avenues – Launch Pad and Sustain

New for 2016-17, Cinema For All is excited to launch two new support avenues for community cinemas and film societies – Launch Pad and Sustain. 

Designed to support new groups through their test phase, Launch Pad provides intensive coaching, as well as bursaries to help you put on your first two test screenings in your community.

Aimed at existing groups that might be in need of some extra support, Sustain is designed to help you identify and improve on areas of your operation through coaching, programme support and access to a one-off bursary.

To find out more, and to apply, go to: http://cinemaforall.org.uk/about-cinema-for-all/projects/test-screening-support-bursaries-2016-17/

Do be sure to read the guidance notes/terms and conditions before applying. The deadline for both opportunities is 30 October.


Best of luck!