Greening the Screen Development Fund 2024 - Ffilm Cymru

Climate-conscious freelancers and businesses in Wales are invited to apply for up to £50,000 for sustainable net zero solutions and decarbonisation of the screen sector.

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Your project must have total project costs and grant funding request of no more than £50,000. 100% of costs can be covered.

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Climate-conscious freelancers and businesses in Wales are invited to apply for up to £50,000 to Research and Develop (R&D) ideas for sustainable solutions to the challenges of net zero and the decarbonisation of the screen sector in Wales.

We’re particularly interested in projects relating to:   

  • Shifting to renewable energy in studios, offices and postproduction houses, phasing out diesel for generators, and maximising energy efficiency on set and location.
  • Rethinking transport by mapping the challenge, eliminating diesel in vehicles, minimising travel, and shifting modes of transport to those using renewable energy.
  • A circular approach to tackling material and food waste through better monitoring to reduce waste, prioritising local suppliers and low carbon options, and the reuse of materials and production assets.
  • Information gathering and collaboration, including assessing the sustainability of assets used in production, support to green suppliers, and creating carbon budgets for production.
  • Insetting and offsetting business models.

This Fund is not suitable for: 

  • Content creation (for example short films, feature films and pilots)
  • One-off art commissions
  • Feasibility studies
  • Mobile hydrogen development
  • Commissioning business as usual activities for example, a new sustainable solution that does not have an innovative edge to the way your company usually addresses new projects
  • Applications that lack evidence that the proposed innovation is expected to lead to significant and positive economic impact
  • Applications that lack research and development or innovation.

Successful applicants will have up to 12 months to complete their R&D, supported by our consortium partner Fflim Cymru.   

To lead a project your organisation must:

  • Be based in Wales
  • Have an R&D idea
  • Operate within the media sector or demonstrate that the R&D directly benefits the media sector
  • Be available to conduct the R&D project between 30 September 2024 and September 2025
  • Submit only one application per enterprise as a project lead. Your organisation may be listed as a supporting team member on up to three applications.

Your project must:

  • Have total project costs and grant funding request of no more than £50,000
  • End by September 2025
  • Last between 6 – 12 months (if £25,000.00) or 9 – 12 months if above £25,000 and up to £50,000.

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