The IFI has been shortlisted by the Ulster Bank Skills and Opportunities Fund for our IFI National Film Clubs and it’s now open to a public vote! Help us to receive the funding we need to set this project up by casting your vote online (and spreading the word!). You can vote as much as you like and the poll closes at noon on Friday, June 19th.
About the IFI Film ClubsOur IFI Film Clubs project for disadvantaged schoolchildren will develop business, personal and creative skills, improving life chances, and education and career prospects. This project will offer children nationwide the opportunity to self-start and manage a film club in their school or community centre, working with business and creative mentors to establish a sustainable social enterprise.
Funding will enable 850 disadvantaged young people nationally to establish and run their own Film Clubs over two years. Specifically financing the role of a Project Co-ordinator to support the clubs and recruit and manage Mentors (IFI, film professionals and Ulster Bank Volunteers); projection and screening equipment; a film library; the creation of content on a shared website and the development of a sustainable programme. Read more here.
The Ulster Bank Skills & Opportunities Fund is committing £2.5m to fund projects in charities, social enterprises, community groups, state-funded schools and colleges across the UK and Ireland. The focus for this funding is to support organisations that help people in disadvantaged communities develop, create or access the skills and opportunities they need to help themselves; skills that will enable them to get into work or start a business, now or in the future. Read more here.
The IFI is supported by The Arts Council