Apply for the John Brabourne Awards – Deadline July 31st

By May 31, 2019Funding

The John Brabourne Awards Talent Development Programme provides individual financial awards up to £5000. This can go towards production projects, scriptwriting and development, education and training and more. It is named in honour of legendary producer John Brabourne, one of Britain’s most prolific producers with an illustrious career spanning four decades and 27 films.

Here is some information about the JBA’s programme from the Film and Television Charity:

Who should apply?

We help anyone who is talented and driven but who has faced hurdles in developing their career. Whatever your situation, if you are struggling to take yourself to the next level we encourage you to apply. Apply if you work in any part of the Film and TV industry – that isn’t front of camera performance or presentation – and have at least two years professional experience, our programme can financially support a wide range of projects and work situations. 

Awards are made to individuals rather than teams, projects or organisations. Funding cannot be provided retrospectively. For example, covering production costs for a completed short film.

Areas where we have helped before include:

  • Production and development finance
  • Post production and festival distribution
  • Living support while developing projects, including scriptwriting
  • Tuition fees
  • Short training programmes


To apply for a JBA, you must be able to demonstrate that you:

  • Possess the talent required to succeed within your chosen field
  • Are in genuine need of financial assistance and our support will help you to overcome career hurdles in your personal and/or professional lives
  • Are committed and driven to progress your career
  • Have worked for a minimum of two years in the Film and/or TV industries (including aspects of online/digital broadcast). However, your experience does not have to be continuous and can be accumulative. Please note that your experience cannot include front of camera performance or presentation
  • Have a career focus primarily based within UK Film and/or TV at the time of applying

How to Apply

Applications are open for the Summer 2019 round, with a deadline for applications of midnight 31 July 2019. Apply and find out more here

To increase your chances of success, we advise reading the guidelines before applying and closely following the submission instructions. We’ll let you know we’ve received your application and are assessing it.


Find out more about the application process here or  read the full guidelines here.



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