Trusts and foundations

As a charity, the support of trusts and foundations is of huge value to the work that we do.

Tilda Swinton and guests visit the BFI National Archive in Berkhamsted as part of BFI LUMINOUS 2017

A grant from a trust or foundation can be allocated to a specific project, from a film restoration to an education workshop, or towards more general costs across the BFI, such as running the BFI Reuben Library. We are also incredibly grateful to receive donations towards our essential core costs.

Funding from charitable trusts and foundations helps support:

  • The preservation of our national film heritage at the BFI National Archive
  • World-class restoration of fiction and documentary film
  • Increased public access through the digitisation of our exceptional collections, which range from 1895 to the present day
  • Life-long learning through our national Education programme, encompassing support for schools to free senior matinees and much more
  • The BFI Library, which holds the world’s largest collection of moving image materials
  • Our ambition to increase the number of Mediatheques across the UK, offering free access to over 2000 titles from the BFI National Archive
  • The BFI’s dedication to bringing world cinema to a wider audience, thereby encouraging creative cultural exchange
  • Music commissioning for silent film to bring classic cinema back to life
  • Preservation and screening of innovative artists’ films

If you would like to support the BFI through your charitable trust or foundation, please contact Vicki Kelsall

020 7173 3225

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