Industry training body Screenskills has opened a new £210k funding round for companies and organisations to deliver mentoring programmes.

The new round of funding builds on previous projects funded by ScreenSkills with support from the BFI awarding National Lottery funds under the Future Film Skills strategy.

This funding is for mentoring programmes that can be targeted to people wanting to learn more about how to enter the screen industry, how to progress their career and how to enter or return to the industry.

Companies would be required to address some of ScreenSkills’ diversity and inclusion targets.

Jane Saunders, Mentoring Programme Manager, ScreenSkills, said: “We are incredibly grateful to the many individual mentors who are already volunteering to be part of our ScreenSkills Mentoring Network – and we are always looking for more as we have lots of eager mentees in waiting.  We are delighted to be able also to support organisations, charities and companies to develop their own mentoring initiatives or to support existing screen professionals or new entrants in specific communities – all in line with our best practice guidance. Mentoring can be a transformative opportunity for both mentee and mentor when done well and is an incredibly important part of developing a more inclusive film and television workforce.”

For more information and how to apply

Picture: Screenskills

Jon Creamer

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