Sometimes we, or our partners, won’t be able to fund your project or idea. In these cases, you might find it helpful to look at our list of other sources of funding available in Wales.
Sometimes we work with expert industry-specific bodies to distribute funding on our behalf. Examples include Ffilm Cymru Wales and Literature Wales (detailed below).
Established in 2006 and formerly known as the Film Agency for Wales, Ffilm Cymru Wales has a remit to help to develop a film sector in Wales and maximise the economic, educational and cultural benefits of film. Ffilm Cymru Wales supports Welsh or Wales-based writers, directors and producers with development and production funding, industry assistance and mentoring opportunities. It aims to bring film makers and audiences together by encouraging more people to see more films in more venues. Ffilm Cymru Wales also promote the use of film in education and community regeneration, producing educational resources in conjunction with teachers to aid literacy and general learning.
Literature Wales is the national organisation responsible for developing and promoting literature. It is made up of Yr Academi Gymreig / The Welsh Academy, the Society for Writers of Wales, and Tŷ Newydd Writers’ Centre.
Literature Wales’ many projects and activities include Wales Book of the Year, the National Poet of Wales, Writers on Tour funding scheme, writing courses at Tŷ Newydd, Translators’ House Wales, the BayLit and Tŷ Newydd festivals and Young People’s Writing Squads. It also has fieldworkers working specifically to develop literature activity in the south Wales valleys and north Wales.
The services offered by Literature Wales for writers include mentoring, writers’ bursaries, information and advice and independent manuscript assessment.