REACH – Development Grant Awards

REACH Film and TV Development Grant Awards are designed to fund the development phase of exceptional film and television projects and support the growth of eligible SME creative businesses based in the North East of England.

Successful projects need to be high-quality, viable and capable of taking your work to the next level. Projects should have a viable route to production and support the creative and professional development of writers, directors, producers, craft and technical talent based in the North East. We are particularly interested to receive projects which offer significant opportunities to people currently under-represented in the sector.

REACH is match funding, therefore 50% of your total project budget must be pledged or in place at the time of application. Applicants can apply for a minimum grant of £1000. There is no maximum amount, however awards of between £1,000-£5,000 are likely to be granted.

Tees Valley Guidelines

Tees Valley Application Form

Tees Valley Eligibility Form

Tees Valley Application Form with completion notes


North East Guidelines

North East Application Form

North East Eligibility Form

North East Application Form with completion notes


EDI form

Forms to be sent to

REACH round 1 will open for applications on 8th June and close on 8th August.

Round 2 will open on 8th October and close on 8th December.

Round 3 will open on 8th February and close on 8th April.


Please view the video of our REACH Seminar and Q&A to help you with your application.